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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

July 31, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Woman, 1-year-old hit by fleeing suspect at 6th and Denny in Seattle

UPDATE, 10:50 p.m. | Seattle Police say both a mother and a baby in a stroller were hit tonight when a suspected drug dealer, who had moments before escaped arrest during a police operation, ran to a waiting car that took off driving erratically.

Police say the vehicle ran a red light and a stop sign and clipped a parked car near Sixth Avenue and Denny Way. The car then continued onto the sidewalk where it hit the woman and baby. At that point, police say, the suspect fled on foot.

The mother and baby were taken to Harborview Medical Center with minor injuries, police say. Police ask anybody with information to call 911.

ORIGINAL POST | A woman and a 1-year-old baby in a stroller were sideswiped by a vehicle near the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Denny Way, the Seattle Fire Department reported via Twitter around 9:20 p.m. tonight.

Seattle police, who say a woman was also hit, are calling it a hit & run. A witness said the driver hit the stroller, swerved to the curb, got out of the car and made a run for it. Police say the driver is a suspected drug dealer.

The baby was taken by Medics and is in stable condition, according to the fire department. 

Police say via Twitter that the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Denny Way will be closed to traffic while they investigate. Drivers are warned to expect heavy traffic in the area.

We will add to this post as information becomes available.

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