Yesterday, November 28th, 2023 at about 3:56pm, Aberdeen officers received a call regarding a vehicle vs. pedestrian injury accident at the intersection of Broadway and First Street. As officers were responding, a witness to the incident reported the striking vehicle, a white Chevrolet van, was fleeing the scene.
Officers arrived at the scene of the accident, while other officers converged on the area where the suspect vehicle was last seen. A witness followed the suspect vehicle while giving updates of its location to the dispatch center. The suspect vehicle was subsequently located and stopped in the Bel-Aire area, and the driver was arrested for felony hit and run.
The victim, a 44-year-old Aberdeen resident, was transported to the Harbor Regional Health Hospital in critical condition. The Aberdeen Police investigations unit processed the scene with the assistance of the Hoquiam Police Department. The suspect’s vehicle was seized as evidence and transported to the Aberdeen Police Department for further processing.
The investigation is ongoing.