Bellevue police believe a broken headlight left at the scene of the hit-and-run accident came from the driver’s side of a 2010-2015 Toyota Prius.
Update April 1: Bellevue police have narrowed down the make of the car involved in a hit-and-run last month to a Toyota Prius. Police believe the broken headlight left at the scene came from the driver’s side of a 2010-2015 Prius.
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver involved in the accident.
The family of the woman injured in the car-bicycle crash asked on Q13 Fox that the driver come forward and speak to police. The television station reported the woman is out of intensive care.
Original post, March 23: A 51-year-old woman who was riding her bike to work March 23 in Bellevue was struck by a vehicle and thrown about 100 feet. Bellevue police are trying to find a driver who left the scene.
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The woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with “extensive,” life-threatening injuries to her head, leg and torso, Bellevue Police Department spokesman Seth Tyler said.
Tyler said the woman was riding on the Lake to Lake Trail, which crosses 118th Avenue Southeast at a crosswalk. Investigators believe she was hit in the crosswalk by a vehicle traveling south.
A person driving by saw the woman about 100 feet south of the crosswalk, gave aid and called 911 at about 6 a.m., Tyler said.
“As far as how long she had been laying in the road, we don’t know at this point. We don’t have the driver of the car,” he said.
Investigators found a piece of a headlight near the crosswalk and the woman’s bike in the roadway.
Tyler said police are trying to figure out what make or model the headlight might match. He encouraged anyone who might have seen a vehicle with a headlight out in the area Wednesday morning to contact police.
“Or if someone thinks they may have hit something, but they weren’t sure and have damage to their headlight, they need to call in and talk,” Tyler said.