Renton Police still looking to arrest suspect after officer involved hit and run

RPD spokesperson said suspect fled on foot after causing officer’s injury.

A Renton police officer was injured early Sunday morning (Jan. 17) after their vehicle was struck by a car whose driver fled the scene.

The police officer was hospitalized with injuries after being hit at South 2nd Street and Maine Avenue South just before 4 am, but is expected to be fine, according to the RPD tweet.

Sandra Havlik, Renton Police public information officer, said a traffic investigator could not yet determine the speed of vehicles involved in the collision, but said it was confirmed that the suspect was traveling at a high rate of speed.

According to an Havlik, the driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the crash on foot, while the passenger remained.

RPD could not release a description of the suspect at the time of this article, but Havlik said investigators are “99 percent,” sure they have identified the male suspect.

Havlik said an arrest has not yet been made as the exact charges are still being determined. She expects the arrest to be forthcoming.