WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Hit-run driver leaves hubcap behind


The photos are from Alysia, who says a hit-run driver damaged both their cars near 31st SW/SW Holden early today [map]. A neighbor heard it happen around 2:30 am and “saw the car struggling to get away,” describing it as a green van.


“They left a bunch of debris and their hubcap behind. Please keep an eye out for a green van with a significant amount of damage to the front right. Any info would be appreciated!” If you have information to report to Seattle Police, it’s incident #17-0340.

11 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Hit-run driver leaves hubcap behind"

  • Keith January 1, 2017 (9:10 pm)

    I actually caught the person who hit my car. The SPD knew him and where he lived. Nothing was done. The Seattle DA’s office told me that I could persue it civally if I choose.  

    Don’t hold your breath waiting for justice. 

    Think about uninsured motorist insurance!

    • Another hit and run victim January 2, 2017 (7:28 am)

      Keith, same thing happened to me in Nov.  do you know how you can get it (sue the driver) started? I only have the license # on the police report, and my ins. Co. sent out the letter to the woman who smashed my car. It has been a month, but she has not responded. I have a few witnesses. 

      I think those people should be held accountable for their action. 

      • bolo January 2, 2017 (3:17 pm)

        Ask your auto ins. co. to sue the hit and run driver. Do you have witness?

  • DB January 1, 2017 (10:56 pm)

    Was this at 2:30 pm or 2:30 am? 

  • Keith January 2, 2017 (9:44 am)

    If the person who hit you has any money your insurance company should/could pursue them civally. In my case it was a really drunk homeless dude who I found trying to reattach my front fender back on my then totaled car.

    You can’t get blood from turnip.

    If your insurance company won’t pursue the issue, then you could get yourself an attorney-good luck!

  • newnative January 2, 2017 (10:02 am)

    How is that not considered at least a moving violation, worthy of a ticket, mark against their insurance. One step closer to getting their license taken away. 

  • clinker January 2, 2017 (10:51 am)

    Contact the WA Department of Licensing. I had the same thing happen to me, and they will suspend the at-fault party’s license based on a police report.

    In my case luckily the person who did it made arrangements to repair the damage.

  • Keith January 2, 2017 (11:30 am)


    There are people who are driving around without licenses or insurance.   The SPD  don’t/won’t do anything about them. The city attorney doesn’t do anything about them.  I’m telling you that if you are hit and run on, you are out of luck in this city. It’s not right. It’s nice not fair-but that’s the way it is here in our fair city.

  • flimflam January 2, 2017 (5:44 pm)

    huh, not even a mention of the drunk RV driver in an accident near Dearborn on I5?

    • WSB January 2, 2017 (5:53 pm)

      We cover I-5 during morning traffic or, outside those hours, if something, for example, closes access to or from the WS Bridge. That was at 2:45 pm and nowhere near the bridge; it’s on the 911 log as I-5/Cherry.

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