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June 27, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Man with a cane hit crossing Rainier, police seek driver

Seattle police are asking the public’s help in locating a driver who apparently fled the scene Wednesday after hitting a pedestrian who had been using a cane as he tried to cross a busy six-lane section of Rainier Avenue South.

Police spokeswoman Renee Witt said a witness heard a “thunk” and then saw a man lying unresponsive in a curb lane in the 3100 block of Rainier Avenue South, near Franklin High School.  The man appeared to have been trying to cross the street at mid-block.

Medics took the man to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

At midday Thursday, police had no description of the vehicle involved.  Anyone with information about the case is asked the call the SPD Traffic Collision unit at 206-684-8923. Anonymous tips are welcome, police said.

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