Tag Archives: hit and run

Hit-and-run victim seeks witnesses of 3/25 accident

Abde Elshafei. Photo courtesy of Niko Kirov.
Abde Elshafei. Photo courtesy of Niko Kirov.
We recently received the following message from a neighbor:

From Abde Elshafei and Family:

Dear North Beacon Hill Neighbors,

I moved to the neighborhood last August in a house that my friend Niko purchased on 12th Ave S. I have experienced nothing but a very friendly and cool vibe from all my new neighbors.

That changed this Monday, March 25th. While riding my bicycle back from the Red Apple market I was struck by a car on the 13th Ave S and S Stevens Street intersection. The impact knocked me completely unconscious, broke my pelvis, injured my shoulder and I received a severe concussion that included bleeding internal to my brain.

I was fortunate enough to survive the accident and I am very grateful for that and I just found out that a few friendly neighbors near that intersection immediately came out to help me and called emergency services.

Unfortunately, the driver that struck me fled the scene and my family and I have been unable to find out who that driver is. The knowledge that we do have is that they were going down south on 13th Ave S in a white or grey sedan and that they made a quick left on S Winthrop Street.

I ask anybody who has any knowledge of said incident to please contact my friend Niko via phone or e-mail. His information is below:

Niko Kirov
(206) 419-8964

Thank you for your help,
Abde and Family

Did you see anything on Monday, March 25 that could help identify this hit-and-run driver? Please contact Niko Kirov or the Seattle Police if you can help.

Hit-and-run collision damages two cars and a garage

A Beacon Hill Blog reader who would prefer to remain anonymous sent us a series of pictures of the aftermath hit-and-run accident that occurred yesterday, February 1, at about 12:50 pm in the 1500 block of 18th Avenue South. He says, “Blueish Cadillac backed up, hit the Honda Accord, then the Honda CRV, and then sped off.” Ouch.

If you know anything about this incident, you should contact the Seattle Police.

Thanks to the neighbor who sent the photos!

The collision pushed this car into the garage door.

Man crashes into church, leaves car behind

By KOMO Communities Staff (Beacon Hill Blog news partners)

The search is on for the driver who crashed into a church, then fled the scene.

Service was canceled at the Ethiopian Orthodox Church on 14th Ave. S. Tuesday morning after a car rammed into the side of the building.

The crash, which occurred just before 2 a.m., tore through the stage inside the church, and left behind a large gaping hole.

No one was injured in the crash. Firefighters said the driver ran from the scene, leaving behind his car, before police arrived.

The crash displaced several church elders who live above the church. The Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents while investigators determine whether the structure is safe for occupancy.

A description of the sought driver was not available.

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Hit and run of bicyclist at 21st & College: can you find the driver?

A bicyclist was struck and injured by a ’80s Oldsmobile Cutlass or Chevy, navy blue in color with a white top, that fled the scene at 21st Ave. S & S College St. this afternoon at approximately 1:49pm. The rider suffered life-threatening injuries from the impact and medics transported him to Harborview. Anyone with information about the vehicle (which probably has front-end damage) or its owner is encouraged to call 911 and report it.

More details at SPDBlotter.

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Do you recognize this car?

A hit-and-run driver in a dark-colored Chevy Suburban hit Michal’s car at 18th and Hinds on Friday morning at 4:13 pm. The driver might have thought he or she would get away scot-free, but the crime was recorded for posterity.

Here are two videos; the first shows the car that did it, the second shows the actual crime. If you know who this was, please email Michal at furchin@gmail.com.

Thanks Michal for posting to the mailing list — hope this helps you find the culprit!