Though details are unclear, it appears that the man was attempting to get into a taxi cab but the door was shut on him. The taxi cab then drove away and the man was either dragged by the taxi or he unintentionally got hung up on the taxi. In either case, the taxi cab did not stop to render aide to the man and police are calling it a hit-and-run.
If you have information on this hit and run accident, please contact the Seattle Police Department.
Washington State vehicle code RCW 46.52.20 prescribes the duty of a motorist in case of personal injury or death. It says:
A driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in the injury to or death of any person or involving striking the body of a deceased person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to, and in every event remain at, the scene of such accident until he or she has fulfilled the requirements of subsection (3) of this section; every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.
Seattle police searching for taxicab in Ballard hit-run
The Seattle Times Posted: December 5, 2010
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