HOQUIAM, Wash. - Hoquiam police are investigating a Hit and Run Pedestrian/Vehicle collision that took place at the Humdinger Drive-In Restaurant, 100 block of Lincoln Street, on Wednesday (12/8/10) at about 11:30 am.
A 19 Hoquiam woman told the investigating officer that she was walking southbound on the sidewalk near the Humdinger. As she was walking past the vehicle exit from the restaurant’s parking lot she was struck on the left side by a pick-up truck that was leaving the parking area.
The victim did not remember if the force of the impact knocked her to the ground or not. She stated she moved out of the way of the truck and could see the driver was an older white male with facial hair. The man appeared to be screaming at her but because the window to the truck was closed she could not hear what he was yelling. The truck then drove off northbound on Lincoln Street.
The victim told officers she then walked to a close-by bus stop and took a bus to her place of employment in Aberdeen. She added that once at work her left arm and leg began to hurt. She called a relative who in-turn reported the incident to the communications center. The officer who spoke to the victim looked at her arm and leg but did not see any visible signs of injury.
Officer contacted possible witnesses at the restaurant but no one had seen the actual collision. The pick-up was described as being a bluish-gray older model (possible 1980’s Chevrolet) with a load of what appeared to be plywood in the bed. Employees of the Humdinger stated that they had not seen the male driver before.
If anyone has any information regarding the pick-up or the driver they are asked to call Hoquiam police at 532-0892 Ext. 102.