Seattle police say a man suffered critical injuries Sunday afternoon after crashing the Jeep he was driving into the rear of a parked semi truck.
The man was driving southbound in the 11100 block of Aurora Avenue North at about 4:50 p.m. when he rear-ended the semi truck, which was legally parked and unoccupied, Seattle police said. The man was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
All southbound lanes of Aurora Avenue were blocked as police investigated the accident scene.
Traffic was being detoured around the area, and police said they expect the closure to last until 8 p.m.