A 24-year-old Seattle woman who was critically injured late Friday night when she was hit by at least one motorist as she crossed a Tukwila street has died of her injuries at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Tukwila police are looking for two cars that witnesses identified as being involved in the hit-and-run pedestrian accident. The first car to hit the woman is described as a Cadillac, reddish in color. The second car is described as a silver Honda or other import model.
According to KOMO News.com, the woman was crossing East Marginal Way South to go to The Annex, a tavern, after getting off a bus. A witness saw a speeding Cadillac hit the woman. The woman flew up on the hood of the car and perhaps into the windshield. The Cadillac stopped for a moment then the driver left the accident scene.
Witnesses said that a second car then hit the woman as she lay in the street.
Tukwila Police are asking anyone with information about either vehicle to call them at (206) 433-1808. They said that that both cars may have extensive front-end damages.
Leaving the scene of an accident is classified as a class B felony. The driver can be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and fined up to $20,000. In addition, if either driver was found to be under the influence at the time of the accident, they may be charged with Vehicular Homicide.
This information has been provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in pedestrian accidents and the family of those killed.