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Suspect vehicle sought in pedestrian hit and run

Posted: January 17, 2014 11:26:53 AM PST

(Bellingham, WA)  The Bellingham Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a vehicle that struck a pedestrian shortly after 10 p.m. on January 16, 2014.  Bellingham Police were called to the 2300 block of Bill McDonald Parkway late Thursday night on a report that an adult male had been struck by a car as he was crossing the street in a well-lit and properly marked pedestrian crosswalk.  The injured pedestrian is 21 year old Seth R. Thompson, a WWU student that resides on campus.  Mr. Thompson was treated at the scene by medics who then transported him to Peacehealth Hospital where he was treated for a shoulder injury as well as abrasions to his face.

Witnesses to the crash estimated that the car was travelling at about 25-30 mph, which is near the posted speed limit for this section of roadway.  Witnesses describe the vehicle that fled the scene as a white mid-90’s Honda, possibly a Civic.  Additionally the car may have dark lower trim and a black driver’s side mirror.  The damage to the car from this crash will likely be to the passenger side and it will be missing it’s passenger side mirror.  

Anyone with information regarding this hit and run crash is asked to call Bellingham Police Traffic Officer Bill Medlen at (360) 778-8748.

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Media Contact:
Bob Vander Yacht, Lieutenant
Bellingham Police Department
360-778-8765
Rvanderyacht@cob.org

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