‘You left a person … for dead’: Family seeks justice after hit-and-run driver leaves bicyclist hospitalized

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SEATTLE -- Jane Kriehn is at Harborview Medical Center recovering after a driver crashed into her bicycle and then took off without calling 911.

The crash happened a week ago in Bellevue and police are still searching for the driver.

Jane’s older brother, Tim, said his sister is doing much better -- she just came out of intensive care a few days ago but she’s still got a long way to go.

Jane’s family said they want whoever caused the crash to come forward and take responsibility.

“We’re hopeful for a good recovery for her but we still don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Tim.

Jane is confined to a hospital bed, where she is healing her many broken bones.

Last Wednesday, someone spotted Jane and her bike along 118th Avenue Southeast in Bellevue where the road passes underneath I-90.

Tim said Jane is still is in a fog about the crash.

“She’s doing much better as far as we are able to talk to her now and carry on conversations,” he said, “She still doesn’t remember what happened.”

Investigators believe a driver hit Jane’s bicycle inside the crosswalk, tossing her 100 feet down the street before taking off.

Police recovered several pieces of headlight covers at the scene and investigators believe it could belong to a 2010-2015 Toyota Prius that could still have front-end damage.

“We need to find the car, we need to find the driver and put this to rest for the calm of everybody,” said Chris Nygren, of the Bellevue Police Department.

Bellevue Police and Jane’s family are desperate to ask the driver why they left without checking to see if she was OK.

“She is very upset, wants to know why you just left her there,” said Tim.

While Jane recovers at Harborview, her family worries the hit-and-run driver is still on the road – not knowing how devastating the injuries are for her.

“I really don’t want something like this to happen to somebody else,” Tim said.

Police are asking for the public’s help to crack the case. Anyone with information as asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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