Woman pushing stoller hit by car in Olympic Hills, driver flees

Seattle Police investigators look over the scene where a dark sedan hit a woman pushing a baby stroller on 19th Avenue Northeast in the Olypmic Hills neighborhood of Seattle. The driver fled the scene. The neighborhood is one of many areas in north and south Seattle that does not have sidewalks and pedestrians are forced to walk in the street. Photographed on Friday, May 23, 2014. (Joshua Trujillo, seattlepi.com)

Seattle Police investigators look over the scene where a dark sedan hit a woman pushing a baby stroller on 19th Avenue Northeast in the Olypmic Hills neighborhood of Seattle. The driver fled the scene. The neighborhood is one of many areas in north and south Seattle that does not have sidewalks and pedestrians are forced to walk in the street. Photographed on Friday, May 23, 2014. (Joshua Trujillo, seattlepi.com used with permission)

The driver of what was reported as a dark sedan hit a woman pushing a stroller on 19th Avenue Northeast near Northeast 140th Street. Seattle police were searching for the driver after the vehicle and occupant(s) fled the scene.

Like much of Lake City, the street lacks sidewalks and pedestrians are forced to walk in the street.

From Seattle Police:

Around 1:20 PM, the 32-year-old woman and young child, who was in the stroller, were walking on (19th Avenue Northeast) when the driver of a sedan struck the woman and then sped away.

Witnesses provided different descriptions of the suspect’s vehicle—either a maroon Acura or a dark brown Mercedes—but all said it had a cracked windshield. Witnesses also described the driver as an Asian male with spiked black hair.

The woman sustained a lower leg injury in the incident. The child in the stroller was not injured.

Traffic Collision investigators responded to the scene and are handling the case.