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February 19, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Pedestrian hit, critically hurt in Shoreline; police looking for white van

A hit-and-run suspect driving a white work van is being sought after the van hit and critically injured a pedestrian in Shoreline tonight.

The King County Sheriff’s Office said the van, which had a rack on top, struck the pedestrian around 8:30 p.m. on the 14600 block of Aurora Avenue North. The right headlight is likely broken.

There were two men in the van, one with a goatee, a witness told the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Witnesses told detectives the van traveling northbound on Aurora had no side or back windows, according to Sgt. Katie Larson. The pedestrian was crossing in the middle of the block between The Hideaway Cardroom and a Walgreens when he was hit, Larson said. He was not in a crosswalk.

After the man was hit, a witness saw the van briefly pull over in front of an AAMCO business nearby before driving off, Larson said.

Anyone who sees a van matching the description is asked to call 911.

Larson said the people in the van may have panicked and driven off. She said they’d be far better off if they turn themselves in and explain the circumstances of the accident. She described the pedestrian’s injuries as life-threatening.

 

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