Driver hits 4 pedestrians, kills 1, on Seattle sidewalk

(Information from: The Seattle Times,

SEATTLE (AP) — Police say a driver hit four pedestrians on Seattle’s Aurora Avenue, killing one and injuring the others, and then tried to flee.

The Seattle Times reports the woman was driving north near North 40th Street when she struck the pedestrians around 1 p.m. Friday, according to Seattle Police spokesman Patrick Michaud.

He says her car hit a pole and rolled back into the roadway, coming to a rest by the median. Michaud says the driver got out of the car with minor injuries and ran away.

Michaud says a witness followed and directed officers to her.

Seattle Fire spokesman Lance Garland says one person was declared dead at the scene and three others were taken to Harborview Medical Center.

He says the injured include a 35-year-old man and 25-year-old man in critical condition and a 63-year-old man in stable condition.