Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

July 11, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Passenger seriously injured after car flips on Rainier Avenue South

A man was seriously injured when the car he was riding in swerved and then flipped on its side in Rainier Valley this afternoon, police said.

Witnesses told police they saw a car speed northbound in the 7200 block of Rainier Avenue South and then attempt to pass a Metro bus, according to the Seattle Police Department. The car careened onto a sidewalk and struck a fence and a tree, which caused the car to flip onto its passenger side.

The driver of the totaled car fled while the injured passenger was inside. The passenger had severe facial injuries and was taken to Harborview Medical Center. A woman who was struck by the fence was also taken to Harborview with unknown injuries.

Police Department traffic-collision detectives are conducting a follow-up investigation. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call investigators at 206-684-8934.

Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Rainier Valley, Seattle Police Department

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►