Hit and run injures Federal Way pedestrian
April 19, 2012 · Updated 11:29 AM
Mirror staff reports:
Federal Way police along with South King Fire and Rescue responded to a hit-and-run crash that injured a pedestrian at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday on 1st Avenue South near South 320th Street.
The victim, a 30-year-old female, was reported lying in ditch, conscious and complaining of shoulder and arm pain. She was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way for medical treatment. She suffered a broken arm that required surgery, and also suffered internal injuries, according to a police report.
A witness called 911 to report that the suspect vehicle fled the area after striking the pedestrian. Police were dispatched. The witness had followed the suspect vehicle to South 312th Street and Pacific Highway South, where the vehicle was last seen preparing to turn north, according to police.
Officers checked the area and found the suspect vehicle parked in the Dollar Tree parking lot. A short time later, the suspect returned to her vehicle. The suspect admitted that she had hit something, but did not realize that it was a pedestrian, according to police. The suspect was arrested for vehicle assault. The Major Accident Response Team responded and processed the suspect and the collision scene.
The suspect, a 45-year-old female who lives in Federal Way, is facing charges of felony vehicular assault. She was released from custody pending charges, and her name has not been released.