June 23, 2013 at 9:45 AM
Two injured critically when van speeds past stop sign
Seattle Police say they arrested a woman after she drove through a stop sign, smashed into a car and ran from the scene early Sunday morning in West Seattle.
The driver, whose name was not released, faces charges of driving under the influence and vehicular assault.
Police say she was driving a van north on 17th Avenue Southwest when she ignored a stop sign at Southwest Cambridge Street and hit a small, west-bound car with two people inside. The van reportedly pushed the car through the intersection, up a sidewalk and into a fence, crushing the driver’s side. Both of the car’s occupants suffered critical injuries and were taken to an area hospital, police say.
The driver of the van, along with three passengers, ran from the scene west across Delridge Way but were caught by responding officers, according to police.
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