The driver of a Volvo sedan fled on foot Friday night after crashing the car on the rain-slick street at the base of Denny’s steep grade at the corner of Melrose. The car struck the curb of the sidewalk just a few feet from the I-5 overpass. Police were looking for the driver in the area and had identified the car’s registered owner’s Capitol Hill address. There were no known injuries.
It has been a busy night on the roads for the East Precinct and the emergency responders from Capitol Hill’s fire house 25. There was also a hit an run collision at 11th and Olive just before 10 PM. Police were busy interviewing witnesses and bringing a suspect by for possible identification when another reported crash came in reported at 19th and Union. No injuries were reported in either incident.