Bellevue police arrest suspect in Crossroads hit-and-run pedestrian accident

Police have arrested a suspect in the Bellevue hit-and-run pedestrian accident that killed a 77-year-old Bellevue woman on Friday night outside of the Crossroads Mall near NE 8th Street and 156th St.

Witness of the Bellevue fatal pedestrian accident were able to provide police with a partial license plate number and a description of the vehicle.

KOMO News aired a story on the hit-and-run accident and a viewer called police and provided a tip about the driver. Police found the suspect vehicle and arrested a 45-year-old man. He was booked into King County Jail on suspicion of hit and run.

Washington state vehicle code RCW 46.52.020, prescribes that a driver that involved in a fatal car accident must stop at the accident scene and remain there until law enforcement has been contacted. Failure to do so can result in a class B or class C felony. A class B felony can result in a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and $20,000 fine; A class C felony can result in a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and $10,000 fine.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We are a Bellevue personal injury law firm and we represent people who have been seriously injured in pedestrian accidents and the family of those who have killed with their wrongful death claims.

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