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Seahawks Fullback Arrested for Hit-and-Run

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Alexandrea Messner2 years ago

Reuters reports that Seattle Seahawks fullback, Derrick Coleman, has been suspended indefinitely from his team following his arrest on suspicion of vehicular assault and hit-and-run.

Details of the Hit-and-Run Accident

According to Bellevue police, Coleman's pickup truck crashed into the back of a car on Wednesday evening, pushing the car up an embankment and onto a retention wall. The vehicle was flipped and landed upside down.

The driver of the vehicle was seriously injured but is expected to recover. In a news conference, Police Chief, Steve Mylett, stated, “[Coleman] left the scene of an accident where a person was injured and he had a duty under Washington law to stop and render aid.”

Coleman is accused of running from the scene, shoeless. He was tracked down by police blocks away. When stopped by police, Mylett reports that Coleman was cooperative and did not report any injuries.

A blood test that was taken to determine if he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol is still pending. Coleman, 24, was held without bail pending a hearing in Seattle's King County Correctional Facility.

National Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 32,719 people were killed in auto accidents in 2013, marking a slight decrease from the 33,782 deaths reported in 2012.
  • Of those killed in auto accidents in 2013:
  • An additional 2,313,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013.


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