04/12/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/12/2021 00:06
Detectives are searching for a driver who fled the scene of a fatality collision with a bicyclist near Seward Park on Sunday.
Just before 7:00 p.m., a bicyclist was traveling north on Seward Park Avenue South, east of Wilson Ave South. A motorist struck the bicyclist with their car head-on while travelling southbound in the northbound lane of Seward Park Avenue South. The driver fled the scene. Witnesses began administering CPR until Seattle Fire Department Medics arrived and took over treatment. Medics attempted life-saving measures on the way to the hospital, but the 63-year-old man was declared deceased upon arrival.
Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad responded to the scene and are asking for the public's help to find the suspect's vehicle. Witnesses described the vehicle as a silver, older model compact sedan with a shattered windshield. The vehicle has a possible Washington State license plate with the first six characters, 'BKU 053.' Anyone with information about this vehicle should call the Violent Crimes Tip Line: 206-233-5000.