Police: Driver attacks pedestrian after nearly hitting her
SEATTLE -- A driver got out of his car and punched a pedestrian in the face after she yelled at him for nearly running her over in a Pioneer Square crosswalk Saturday afternoon, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, the victim was walking across Second Avenue South on Yesler Way around 3:25 p.m. when a red Chrysler 300 made a left turn, brushing her legs.
The victim told officers she reached through the Chrysler's open passenger window and yelled at the driver for nearly running her over.
According to the report, the driver then got out of his car and punched the victim multiple times in the face.
The attacker drove off and left the victim with a 1-inch cut to her nose that required stitches to close, according to the report.
The victim was unable to describe the man to officers, but a security guard working nearby said the attacker was a black man in his 50s. However, the attacker's license-plate number provided to police came back as registered to a white man in his late-60s.
At any rate, officers checked the area for a red Chrysler 300 and came up empty handed.