Seattle woman nearly killed in hit and run; police looking for driver

SEATTLE -- The family of a Seattle woman is pleading for the public's help after she was the victim of a hit and run Thursday afternoon.

Susan Aylesworth is recovering at Harborview Medical Center after breaking multiple bones in the violent crash.

Her son, Michael, said his father witnessed the entire ordeal.

"The driver hit her at 28th and didn't stop until 29th, so it took him a whole block to stop. It was such a stunning event that everyone's focus was on my mother and not on the car," Michael said.

Police say the 58-year-old woman and her husband, Don, were walking home from the grocery store in Seattle's Ravenna neighborhood at the intersection of northeast 55th street near 28th avenue northeast. They crossed the street, but not in a crosswalk. That's when police say Aylesworth was struck by car.

Investigators say the impact tossed her up in the air and she landed on the hood of the car. The driver didn't stop, but instead drove another 40 feet with Aylesworth on the hood.

"Her injuries are very severe. She has two broken legs, her right leg is broken in two places, she has a broken pelvis, she has a brain bleed and they're concerned about internal bleeding," Michael said.

Police believe the vehicle that hit Aylesworth is a tan or beige sedan. Her family is hoping the driver will come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Seattle Police Department.
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