West Seattle Crime Watch: Trying to solve a hit-and-run crash

Out of the WSB inbox, from Amber:

I just wanted to let you know about a hit & run near 16 th Avenue & SW Dawson St [map]. A drunk driver (assumedly) plowed into my father in law’s car that was parked in front of our house sometime early Monday morning (possibly around 4:00 or 5:00 am). The car is totaled and there were no skid marks on the street so they didn’t even try to stop. The police stated that they do not come out for a non-moving violation, just write up a report based on the call. It’s a long shot but if anyone knows anything it would really help. Thanks!

The non-emergency number, if you have any information, is 206-625-5011 (you can find that highlighted on the WSB Crime Watch page if you ever need to find it fast).

2 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Trying to solve a hit-and-run crash"

  • gavmit May 13, 2009 (10:19 am)

    I was wondering about this car as we live right near there. I am so sorry to hear that it is your father in law’s car. I could have sworn I heard the crash happen but I was so tired and wondered if I was just hearing things…I did get up and peeked out our window but didn’t see anything but then I cannot see where the car is from our window. It did sound like just a crash no screeching of tires. I am so used to hearing people screeching around that corner or crashing into the barrier…we have only lived in the area about 3 years now and that is a popular area for crashes. Now I wished I had looked better. So sorry.

  • AlkiKmac May 13, 2009 (11:52 am)

    Tuesday around 3p I saw a gray car parked on Admiral (on hill leading down to Alki) with the front end completely smashed in. Don’t know if was drivable, but it looked abandoned, and I doubt the damage happened where it was parked.

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