Acting Captain Rob Huss
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: November 2, 2012
Contact: Trooper Julie Judson
Phone: (425) 401-7722
Twitter: @wspd2pio

Subject Suspected of Pushing a Female into Traffic is Arrested

A Seattle man suspected of pushing a female pedestrian into traffic, causing her serious injuries, was taken into custody early today.

This morning, Washington State Patrol detectives, with assistance from Seattle Police and State Patrol uniformed officers, arrested Fred Colvin of Seattle. Colvin is suspected of being involved in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend on Monday night, October 29, 2012. Colvin allegedly pushed the female into the roadway on State Route 900 (Martin Luther King Jr. Way) east of S. 129th Street, where she was struck by a vehicle in the lane of travel. The female sustained significant bodily injury. Colvin has been booked into the King County Jail for investigation of Assault 1st Degree.

Detectives received several tips following the collision which allowed them to locate the suspect around 9:00 a.m. this morning.

Around 6:30 p.m. on October 29th, troopers responded to the report of a one vehicle versus pedestrian collision on eastbound State Route 900.  During the investigation witnesses reported that the female had been walking with a male on the shoulder and appeared to be arguing prior to the male pushing the female into the right lane where she was struck by a silver Toyota SUV.  The pedestrian, a 44-year-old female, was transported to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries.