Various news are reporting that Derrick Coleman, Seattle Seahawks running back, has been arrested and might be facing felony charges after leaving the scene of an accident of a hit and run. Police are investigating the case, however, Coleman’s attorney says that there’s a possibility that a concussion played a role in why Coleman left the scene and whether the fact he is deaf led police to wonder additional speculations.
According to the King5, his attorney, Stephen Hayne, said, “He was clearly not in his right mind after the accident, and that would probably be due to a concussion, but that’s speculation as well. We don’t know. But his walking away from the accident is absolutely out of character for who he is and how he would normally respond to a situation like that,”.
The Seahawks have suspended Coleman indefinitely while the investigation continues.
The crash happened around 6:20 p.m. in the 13600 block of SE 36th Street. Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett said witnesses reported seeing a Dodge Ram pickup traveling at high speed run into the back of a Honda Civic. The truck ended up on its side. The Civic went up an embankment and over a retaining wall before coming to rest on its roof.
For more detailed information, here’s the latest reports:
- King5: Attorney defends Seahawks’ Coleman after hit and run arrest
- The Seattle Times: Seahawks’ Derrick Coleman arrested for investigation of hit, run
- Seattle PI: Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman arrested in hit-and-run incident
- FOX13: Seahawks player Derrick Coleman facing felony charges after police say he left the scene of a crash
- HeraldNet: Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman arrested, suspended
Updated: October 15th, 2015 @8:36pm: Video from Derrick lawyer interviewing him:
Just interviewed Coleman's attorney. NO WAY his client was impaired, WHY LEAVE? may have been confused after crash pic.twitter.com/ZbMdapUBGd
— Henry Rosoff (@HenryRosoff) October 15, 2015
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