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 Crime Stoppers at 360-493-2222.