Police: Driver hits pedestrian while fleeing traffic stop
SEATTLE -- Officers are looking for the man who allegedly drove off in the middle of a traffic stop and hit a pedestrian Monday morning in downtown Seattle.
According to the Seattle Police Department, a man driving a gold Chrysler was pulled over in the 1200 block of Third Avenue around 8:45 a.m. for violating the street's peak-hour parking restrictions.
After the driver told the officer he didn't have a valid driver's license, vehicle registration or proof of insurance, he quickly drove into the intersection and turned onto University Street from the wrong lane and against a red light, according to police.
During his escape, the driver hit a pedestrian crossing Third Avenue in the crosswalk, according to police. The pedestrian was taken to Harborview Medical Center with a broken leg.
A King County Sheriff's Deputy chased the Chrysler for several blocks before losing it. The car was found unoccupied in an alley between First Avenue and Second Avenue near Virginia Street.
According to police, the driver was last seen running eastbound in the 100 block of Stewart Street.