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Hit & run on Dexter puts bicyclist in hospital

July 29th, 2011 by Thea

Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit and run on Dexter Avenue N Thursday that sent one bicyclist to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

At approximately 3:44 p.m. on July 28 police were called to Dexter Avenue N near N Thomas Street for a reported vehicle/bicyle hit and run collision. According to a report by a nearby witness, the vehicle was attempting to turn left onto Thomas from Dexter and sped up to make the turn before a line of oncoming cars approached, hitting the bicyclist crossing Thomas.

It was first reported that the bicyclist was fatally wounded in the accident, but police later confirmed that he/she was transported to Harborview Medical Center. From the SPD Blotter:

The involved motor vehicle fled the scene and remains at large.  The at-large vehicle is described as a brown, American-made SUV with tinted windows and a chrome roof rack.

Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.

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