UPDATE: Man Struck In Highlands Hit-And-Run Remains Unconscious

Renton Police ask anyone with information to call (425) 430-7500, and refer to Renton Police case 12-4424.


The Renton Police Department continues to investigate the early morning hit-and-run accident near Hazen High School at the intersection of  NE Sunset Blvd. and Hoquiam Ave. NE.

As of Wednesday afternoon the 54-year-old man — who was found on the side of the road bleeding from the head and mouth — remains unconscious.

Harborview Medical Center conducted tests on the victim's brain to measure its activity, if any.

Police have not yet released the victim's name and continue to seek information from anyone who may have seen or heard anything unusual near the accident area on Tuesday, May 1 around 5:45 a.m.

Renton Police ask anyone with information to call (425) 430-7500, and refer to Renton Police case 12-4424.


UPDATE, MAY 1, 9:24 a.m.:

Renton Police received a separate complaint of two different speeding vehicles near the scene of the accident: one regarding a white Subaru, and another regarding a brown Nissan.  

"We do not know if either complaint is related to this victim's injuries, and to date, we haven't located anyone who actually saw the collision," said Det. Robert Onishi.

Police continue to seek information about this morning's car-vs-pedestrian collision. Call (425) 430-7500, and refer to Renton Police case 12-4424 if you have any information.


UPDATE, MAY 1, 8:50 a.m.:

Renton Police received multiple 911 calls beginning at 5:49 a.m. on May 1 about an injured man laying on the side of the road near the intersection of NE Sunset Blvd. and Hoquiam Ave. NE, in the East Renton Highlands.

Police arrived at 5:55 a.m. to find a 54-year-old man who had suffered life-threatening injuries. The accident is being investigated as a possible hit-and-run, wrote Det. Robert Onishi in an email to Patch.

Renton Police are asking anyone with information to call (425) 430-7500, and refer to Renton Police case 12-4424.


UPDATE, MAY 1, 7:45 a.m.:

The pedestrian was transported to Harborview Medical Center with serious head injuries. It's unknown if police have the driver in custody.



Just before 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, a car hit a pedestrian near the intersection of NE Sunset Blvd. and Hoquiam Ave. NE near Hazen High School.

Police closed access to many nearby roads including the intersections of NE Sunset Blvd. and Hoquiam Ave. NE, and 148th Ave. and Renton Issaquah Road SE.

Police have not released any information regarding the accident.

According to radio traffic, the Renton School District worked with police to re-route school buses along Hoquiam via NE 4th Street.

Teachers arriving at the school were surprised to see the police presence and had yet to hear about the accident.

As of 7:30 a.m., neighther the Renton Police Department nor the Renton School District had not returned phone messages left by Patch.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

rentonben May 03, 2012 at 04:45 AM
Thanks Anthony for stopping and helping.
Jenny Manning May 03, 2012 at 05:15 AM
Anthony — Thank you for commenting and for calling 911. I checked with the police today, but there wasn't much new information. According to the Renton Police Department's Traffic Division, the victim is still unconscious. His name has not yet been released. Harborview conducted tests on the victim's brain today to see if there is any activity. I don't yet know what the results are. They are still seeking witnesses to the accident.
anthony May 03, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Thank you.
Christine May 03, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Anthony, YOU are amazing!!! Thank you for being there. It takes a lot of courage these days in this community, to stop and be a first responder. I can only hope this man survives. Thank you Renton Patch for continuing to report on this, as it isn't anywhere else!!! You are right on Anthony about the media, and that is what makes this so sad. Why aren't they releasing the man's name? Isn't there a missing persons report, or family? Yikes.
Jenny Manning May 04, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Oscar Stevens Dies Of Injuries From Apparent Hit-And-Run: http://patch.com/A-sY5k


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