Hit-and-run victim hoping someone can identify driver who left him in the street

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SEATTLE — A West Seattle man is recovering, after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while he was riding his bike. He’s hoping someone witnessed the accident or saw the car involved, because the driver still hasn’t been caught.

John Macy was released from the hospital a couple days ago, but his recovery is just beginning. His skull is fractured, his pelvis is broken, and he needs a walker to get around.

On Thursday, May 22, at about 9 p.m., the 30-year-old was riding home on his bike to West Seattle when he was struck by a car.

“The next thing I remember it was Friday night and I was in the hospital,” he said.

Police say the driver who hit Macy took off. Some time after that, David Peterson drove by and saw something in the middle of the street.

“I kind of swerved off to the side to avoid it, and as I drove past I looked over my shoulder and saw feet,” he said.

Macy had been thrown from his bike and was bleeding heavily.

His dad said he would have likely died in the street if Peterson hadn’t discovered him when he did.

“I’m really relieved there were some angels watching over him,” said John Macy Sr.

But now that he knows John will survive, he wants justice.

“I’m struggling every day with the kind of person who would leave my son to die in the road,” he said. “Accidents happen, but to abandon someone like that.”

Peterson said it is dark on the roads under the West Seattle Bridge. But he said, from what he saw, this was a serious collision. He believes John and his bicycle probably damaged the driver’s car.

“There would be no question that you would know you hit something,” he said. “There would definitely be some dents on the bumper, on the hood, the windshield itself.”

John is hoping someone saw a car with damage like that, because right now police have no leads.

“Someone’s got to know and hopefully someone comes forward; that would be the right thing to do.”

Detectives have reason to believe the suspect vehicle is light metallic blue and is missing the right side mirror.  The vehicle should have damage to the front bumper as well as heavy damage to the windshield.

The suspect’s vehicle had been traveling westbound at the time of the collision and likely continued over the lower bridge and into West Seattle.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call (206) 684-8923.

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