A man driving with a suspended license caused a head-on collision in Tukwila on Sunday morning that critically injured two elderly passengers in two different vehicles, according to police.
At 9 a.m., the male driver of a red pickup traveling south in the 13500 block of Interurban Avenue “for unknown reasons crossed into northbound lanes,” said Tukwila police spokesman Mike Murphy. The pickup delivered a “glancing blow” to a northbound gold SUV, which ran into a light post, before crashing head-on into a white passenger car, Murphy said.
The pickup driver, who was arrested on investigation of driving with a suspended license and vehicular assault, “was unscathed” in the crash, he said. A woman seated in the pickup’s middle front seat struck her head on the windshield and an elderly man, seated in the far passenger seat, suffered life-threatening injuries, Murphy said.
An elderly woman, who was a passenger in the white car, was seriously injured and suffered several broken bones, while the female driver of the car suffered only minor injuries, he said.
The injured were all transported to Harborview Medical Center, according to Murphy.
The driver of the gold SUV was not injured.
The crash closed Interurban Avenue for several hours, with northbound traffic detoured around the scene while southbound vehicles were turned around, said Murphy, who anticipated the roadway could reopen around 2 p.m.