UPDATE AT 6:13 P.M.: Turns out the Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy who was injured in a traffic accident this afternoon wasn’t involved in a hit-and-run collision, as originally reported.
The deputy, a 12-year law enforcement veteran, was driving north on Fourth Avenue West when he drove past a southbound silver BMW that was reportedly being driven recklessly, the Sheriff’s Office said. The deputy made a U-turn and as he began to follow the BMW he lost control of his car, which rolled.
The deputy was taken to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries.
The BMW continued south on Fourth Avenue West and struck a curb, leaving the car undriveable, the Sheriff’s Office said. The driver fled on foot.
The BMW is believed to have been stolen, the Sheriff’s Office said.
ORIGINAL POST: A Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy was seriously injured this afternoon when the deputy’s patrol car was struck by a hit-and-run driver, the Sheriff’s Office said. The deputy’s injuries are not life-threatening.
The crash happened about 4:30 p.m. in front of Mariner High School in South Everett. The deputy’s car rolled over after the collision, the Sheriff’s Office says. The driver of the other vehicle, as well as a passenger, fled the scene.
Times news partner MyEverettNews.com is reporting that the vehicle that struck the deputy’s car was a BMW stolen out of Everett. The driver and passenger took off on foot.
We’ll update this post as soon as we have additional information.