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Can We Identify This Hit-And-Run Car From This Headlight Fragment?

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A cyclist in Bellevue, Washington is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was thrown 100 feet by a car that hit her. The car fled the scene, but left behind this fragment of a headlight lens. I bet we can figure out what kind of car it came from.


The Bellevue Police Department put out the call for help IDing the lens with this tweet:


Is there any group of people better at identifying cars from broken bits than Jalopnik readers? No. The answer is no.

So, look carefully at that bit of clear plastic, and help catch the cowardly bastard who nearly killed someone and ran.

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It’s not from a BMW, BMW headlights are fully clear and do not have any light altering patterns on the lens themselves.

That is key to finding what car this is, and my guess, based off the markings we know is a current generation Honda Accord, 2013 plus.

Here, compare the two.

and here’s a headlight from a 2013 Honda Accord, note the bottom.