Olympia police need help finding the driver of an SUV that struck a pedestrian in downtown Olympia early Saturday morning.
A 21-year-old woman was crossing East Bay Drive Northeast near Fourth Avenue at the crosswalk about 12:18 a.m. when she was hit by what a witness said was a “light metallic blue” SUV that was making a left turn, said Olympia Sgt. Dan Wojtech. Witnesses did not get a description of the driver.
The pedestrian was transported to the hospital with head lacerations, Wojtech said.
“That left-hand turn is really hazardous for drivers and pedestrians because they sometimes don’t see each other very well,” Wojtech said.
Authorities say any person involved in a collision is obligated to stop and that the driver could face felony hit and run charges.
Anyone with information about the identity of the driver is asked to call Olympia Police at 360-753-8300 or the Olympia-Thurston County CrimeStoppers at 360-493-2222.