Seahawks suspend Derrick Coleman indefinitely for Hit and Run

Seahawks’ Derrick Coleman was arrested in Bellevue on Wednesday evening after authorities say the vehicle he was driving struck a car and he walked away.

Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman was arrested by Bellevue police on Wednesday evening after authorities say the vehicle he was driving struck a car and he walked away from the crash.

Coleman, 24, is being held at the King County Jail on investigation of vehicular assault and hit and run. Coleman is being held without bail, as is common until he appears before a judge for a bail hearing.

The Seahawks have suspended Coleman indefinitely pending further information, a team spokesperson said in a statement.

According to a jail-booking report, Coleman was driving a Dodge pickup in the 13600 block of Southeast 36th Street around 6 p.m. when his vehicle struck a Honda Civic.

After the crash, Coleman, who did not appear to be hurt, got out of his car and walked away. The other driver was hurt in the crash, possibly breaking a collarbone, a law-enforcement source said.

Bellevue police found Coleman nearby. He was arrested without incident.

A field-sobriety test was performed on Coleman. There’s no indication on the report if he was intoxicated, the source said.

Coleman, 24, has played in 22 games since joining the Seahawks in 2013, with six starts, two this year. He missed the last 11 games of last season after he broke a foot during pregame warmups against the St. Louis Rams.

He has one yard on two carries this season and one reception for no yards, with his greatest value coming as a blocker. He is also regarded as one of Seattle’s best special-teams players.

Coleman has been essentially deaf since age 3, when he lost his hearing seemingly overnight, once telling The Seattle Times, “It just kind of went away. We don’t really know why.” He uses hearing aids and has been featured as a role model for the hearing-impaired in national advertising.

Widely recruited out of Troy High in Fullerton, Calif., he played four years at UCLA, where he gained 1,780 yards and also earned second team All-Pac-12 honors as a senior as a special teams performer in 2011.

After being released by the Vikings in 2012 in training camp he was signed by the Seahawks on Dec. 5, 2012.

He wrote a book, “No Excuses: Growing Up Deaf and Achieving My Super Bowl Dreams,’’ that was published in July.

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