June 18, 2013 at 2:40 PM
Car crashes into North Seattle building — twice
An elderly woman has been hospitalized after she crashed her car into a building this afternoon in North Seattle.
The 79-year-old woman apparently suffered some sort of medical emergency before she crashed into the building in the 1100 block of North Northgate Way just after noon, said Seattle police public information officer Renee Witt. The woman told officers she thought she was putting the vehicle in drive, but instead put it in reverse and hit the building.
Witnesses said the woman looked confused, Witt said.
Police said the driver then pulled her car out of the building, hit some vehicles, and then apparently drove back into the building.
The woman sustained minor injuries when her airbag deployed, Witt said.
The building had no significant structural damage, Seattle firefighters said.
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