Edmonds police seeking white truck that hit city worker

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Edmonds police are asking for the public’s help in finding a white pickup truck that struck and injured a city worker last weekend, then fled the scene.

According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley, the incident occurred at 3:37 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 in the 7700 block of 196th Street Southwest. The City of Edmonds public works employee, Vince Smith, was stopped in a lane of travel, working on a water valve, with flashing lights and a safety vest.

A white truck, described as a “smaller size” GMC or Chevy, struck Smith, pinning him between the vehicles. Luckily, he was able to get mostly out of the way, but he did receive a broken ankle, Hawley said.

“The truck took off without stopping and was captured on video, a few houses away,” Hawley said.

Police provided a still photo of the truck, which has no tailgate and has a cargo box in the back that seems to be at an odd angle. The passenger side headlamp assembly looks to be knocked out, and a piece of the vehicle was left behind.

Anyone with information about the crash or who recognizes the suspect vehicle can call police at 425-771-0200 or leave an anonymous tip at 425-771-0212 or via the online tips website link here: www.edmondswa.gov/police/anonymous-tip.html.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I am so sorry this happened. A broken ankle is no piece of cake, hope the worker is doing okay. May they find the creep who hit him or her ASAP.

  2. I hear that the city isn’t insured completely and the city worker, who has worked for the city for over 20 years, is having to sue to get his medical bills paid for – is that right?

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