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May 14, 2012 at 5:31 PM

U District collision injures 2; 1 driver suspected in earlier hit-and-runs

UPDATE, 8:25 p.m. | The driver of the pickup, a 2007 Toyota Tundra, was involved in an earlier hit-and-run collision on the 4000 block of Aurora Avenue North, according to Seattle police.

In the earlier incident, the victim of the hit-and-run called 911 at 12:27 p.m. to report the pickup had hit three vehicles before driving away.

About an hour later, at 1:37 p.m., the pickup hit the SUV in the University District on Northeast 50th, police say.

Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kappel said the pickup driver showed signs of impairment, and officers drew blood. No citations were issued, pending further investigation.

EARLIER POST | Two men were taken to the hospital after a traffic collision at the intersection of 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 50th Street this afternoon.

Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said first responders were called to the intersection after a small SUV and a pickup collided. The SUV was on its side and the driver of that vehicle was trapped inside, said Moore. That man was extricated through the back window and transported to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition.

The driver of the pickup, a man in his early 40s, was evaluated by paramedics and taken by medics to Harborview in serious condition.

Seattle Police did not immediately return calls seeking information but are reported to be investigating the cause of the accident. The accident has caused traffic slowdowns in the area.

 

 

 

 

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