45-Year-Old Female Pedestrian Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver on East I Street

YAKIMA, WA (September 20, 2023) – On Wednesday evening, police responded to a hit-and-run incident on Buwalda Lane.

The incident occurred around 7:00 p.m., August 30th, near the Barge-Lincoln Elementary School.

According to the Yakima police, a 45-year-old female pedestrian was crossing Buwalda Lane in a marked crosswalk when a vehicle turned north on East I Street.

As a result, the driver struck the woman and immediately fled the scene after the impact.

Furthermore, the woman suffered serious head trauma but police said that it was non-life-threatening. Paramedics immediately transported the woman to Harborview Medical Center for medication.

Moreover, the authorities located the vehicle through the Flock camera system but they were unable to locate the driver.

Additionally, a portion of the roadway was temporarily shut down to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties but has since been reopened.

Further investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact YPD Officer Darius Williams at 509-576-6525 or [email protected].

A driver must stop and take action when in an accident that results in damage or injury to another party. If you ever get involved in an accident, call 911 and render aid to anyone who may be injured while waiting for the police to arrive. Remain at the scene. If able, exchange particulars with the other parties involved and document the crash.

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