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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

October 31, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Multiple-vehicle collision closes Rainier Ave. S. at 53rd Ave. S.

Part of the scene of a multi-car crash Friday afternoon on Rainier Avenue South in Seattle. (KING 5)

Part of the scene of a multi-car crash Friday afternoon on Rainier Avenue South in Seattle. (KING 5 photo)

The Seattle Fire Department said 10 people were injured in a crash in Rainier Beach that involved at least 12 cars , including a Seattle police patrol car.

Two people were critically injured, spokesman Kyle Moore said.

According to Seattle police, all lanes of southbound Rainier Avenue South at 53rd Avenue South are closed due to the multiple-vehicle collision.

Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the fire department, said medics are transporting at least 10 patients from the crash.

“This is a big deal. There are multiple extractions going on,” he said of the collision scene which spans more than three blocks.

Traffic delays are expected as medics transport injured people from the scene. Transit services are delayed for routes that service the Rainier Beach area, according to King County Metro Transit. Route 7 is turning back on Rainier Avenue South at South Rose Street and temporarily not serving the stops south of South Rose Street.

 

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