UPDATE: Motorcyclist injured by hit-run driver in Highland Park

8:12 PM: Seattle Fire and Police are on their way to a crash reported to have injured a motorcycle rider in the 900 block of SW Holden, west of Highland Park Way [map]. Dispatch radio indicates this was reported as a hit-run with a driver having left the scene. More as we get it.

8:17 PM: The crash is now described as closer to 11th SW/Holden, blocking eastbound Holden in that area, and a private ambulance is being dispatched, suggesting non-life-threatening injuries.

8:29 PM: Police at the scene confirm that the rider, described only as male, is being taken to the hospital by an AMR ambulance, and that they are looking for a hit-run driver in connection with the crash. No description so far.

9 Replies to "UPDATE: Motorcyclist injured by hit-run driver in Highland Park"

  • Alki Resident April 9, 2017 (8:29 pm)

    The rider seems fine but shaken. Just drove past. I’m really angry if this really is a hit and run. 

    Turn yourself in.

  • H April 9, 2017 (10:28 pm)

    Hope the motorcycle driver is ok.

    It is a very dangerous intersection there. A stop light is needed.

    Now that they have built up this area it is worse. So many hit and runs, accidents, people speeding, and now the traffic is  so horrible decided time to move. 

    • Alki Resident April 9, 2017 (11:25 pm)

      It wasn’t in the intersection. It was on 11th.

  • Trina April 10, 2017 (8:02 am)
    I was walking my dogs last night and literally this hit and run happen right in front of me. The motorcycle was hit so hard it split into two pieces, I witnessed the driver speed away. The car was a silver vehicle, small, maybe a Toyota? Horrible person to leave the scene.

    • Matt April 10, 2017 (10:58 am)

      What led up to it?  Was the driver speeding, distracted?  Did the motorcycle rider just make a mistake?  Any other insight?  It seems like a lot of people don’t have insurance so their first thought is to run.  I’ve also watched people “tap” other cars and seem to not even know.

      • James Guest April 10, 2017 (11:55 am)


        You are seriously asking these questions? It was obvious the driver knew he hit the motorcycle and it was obvious he fled the scene. Don’t try to justify the behavior.

        Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.

        • Matt April 11, 2017 (12:51 pm)


          You are completely misunderstanding what I was asking.  I was simply asking the person that witnessed it for more information.  I was more blaming drivers, there are so many bad ones out there.  You don’t have to look at more than 5 cars to find someone on their phones.  Drivers rarely use blinkers and often go around left turners or buses without even looking and that’s just two examples.   A lot of times people make the stupidest, most dangerous mistakes without even realizing it.   I am in no way saying that what the driver did was remotely okay, quite the opposite.  So to you sir, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt”.

  • Swede. April 10, 2017 (11:38 am)

    Lots of drivers don’t care or like motorcycles. It’s like the thinking is: ‘Oh I’ll be fine since I’m inside a car’ and ‘They should sit in traffic too if I have to!’ 

    Did anyone get a license plate? Better description of the car? This driver needs to get some serious punishment! 

  • Melissa April 10, 2017 (4:50 pm)

    The motorcycle driver is still in the hospital with serious injuries and asking that anyone with information to report it to the police

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