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October 2, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Bellevue police seek felony charge in hit and run

Bellevue police traffic-collision investigators are recommending that King County prosecutors charge a 58-year-old Bellevue woman with felony hit-and-run for allegedly leaving the scene after driving over an injured pedestrian on Sept. 10.

The 24-year-old victim was first hit in a crosswalk on Coal Creek Parkway by a van, then run over by the suspect’s SUV, police said. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

On Wednesday, Bellevue police spokesman Seth Tyler said the victim is “doing better” and is expected to make a full recovery.

The van’s driver “stopped immediately” after hitting the woman around 3:30 p.m., Tyler said.

The woman was then struck by the SUV, whose female driver initially stopped but then left the scene, he said.

The 58-year-old suspect, whose daughter contacted police, was arrested and interviewed by investigators before being released, according to Tyler.

He said that drivers are required by law to stop and identify themselves any time a person, another vehicle or property is struck in a collision.

Tyler said investigators will recommend a felony hit-and-run charge because of the severity of the victim’s injuries.

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