April 1, 2013 at 11:12 AM
Police arrest suspect in ‘Car2Go’ hit-and-run
A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an auto-bicycle accident involving a Car2Go vehicle.
Police located the suspect after tracking the driver through the car-sharing company. The bicyclist and witnesses had obtained the vehicle’s license number as it drove from the accident scene, according to Seattle police reports on the incident.
The accident occurred Saturday when, according to victim and witness statements, the southbound Car2Go turned left from Bellevue Avenue onto East Olive Street, striking the northbound bicycle and throwing its rider to the ground. The rider suffered abrasions and lacerations that required emergency room treatment, according to the reports.
The bike rider and witnesses said the driver of the car got out and apologized, but apparently became nervous as witnesses gathered and got back into the vehicle. According to witnesses, the man said he was going to get the car out of the street and park it, but instead drove away.
According to the reports, the driver admitted to police he had been using the car, but said he didn’t realize he had hit anyone.
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