Topic: car crash
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November 28, 2013 at 7:25 PM
A 25-year-old man is accused of stealing a car and crashing it broadside into another vehicle around 5:40 p.m. today in South Seattle, critically injuring a 12-year-old girl and sending her, two other children and a 31-year-old man to the hospital.
The owner of the stolen car had left his his vehicle running to warm it up near Rainier Avenue South and South Othello Street, when the suspect jumped in, Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt wrote in the department’s online blotter. When the owner confronted the suspect, the 25-year-old threatened the owner with his own gun, which had been left inside the car, Witt said.
The 25-year-old sped north on Rainier Avenue with the car’s owner chasing him in another vehicle, Witt said. A Seattle police officer saw the stolen vehicle near Rainier Avenue South and South Othello Street and also began following it, she said in the blotter post.
The driver of the stolen vehicle turned onto South Grand Street, drove through the intersection with 23rd Avenue South and slammed into a southbound vehicle occupied by a man and three children, according to Witt.
When firefighters arrived at the crash scene, a 12-year-old girl was unconscious and unresponsive and was trapped under a door of the car, which had flipped onto its side, said Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department. She was quickly extricated and taken to Harborview in critical condition with injuries considered life-threatening, he said. By 9 p.m., Moore said the girl’s condition had stabilized.
An 8-year-old boy was found on the grass near the vehicle and suffered a leg fracture, said Moore. According to Witt, the boy had been thrown from the vehicle during the crash.
It took firefighters about 10 minutes to cut the driver and a 6-year-old girl from the vehicle: The 31-year-old man was taken to the hospital in serious condition, while the 6-year-old was in stable condition with minor injuries, said Moore.
The 25-year-old was also injured and was to be booked into the King County Jail on investigation of vehicular assault and auto theft once he’s released from the hospital, Witt said.
The Seattle Police Department’s Traffic Collision Investigation unit is investigating the crash.
November 25, 2013 at 11:12 AM
A man who was traveling in a bike lane in a motorized wheelchair was struck by a car this morning in Shoreline.
King County sheriff’s deputy Charlie Akers said the accident happened around 9 a.m. at North 155th Street and Densmore Avenue North. The man in the wheelchair suffered a compound fracture to his leg and was taken to a local hospital.
The driver of the car was not hurt, Akers said.
Akers did indicate the cause of the crash.
“It is all under investigation. It is unknown whether charges will filed,” Akers said.
November 17, 2013 at 10:30 PM
A 59-year-old Burlington man was killed Sunday night when his pick-up truck crashed into a tree in Skagit County, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The crash occurred at about 7 p.m.in the 1300 block of Beaver Lake Road, north of the town of Clear Lake.
Trooper Mark Francis said the driver was wearing a seatbelt.
The driver’s identity was not released, and no details about the cause of the crash were available.
November 17, 2013 at 8:44 PM
UPDATED: 9:40 p.m. Corrects earlier information from the Washington State Patrol
The driver of a pick-up truck is in custody for vehicular assault after the truck rolled off the Interstate 5 freeway onto South 288th Street in Federal Way, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Webb.
The driver and a passenger were found conscious and alert after the crash, which occurred at about 7:40 p.m. on the southbound lane of I-5, Webb said in a series of dispatches on the social media site Twitter.
Webb initially said the driver was in custody for driving under the influence. He also said the driver fled the scene, leaving two passengers trapped in the car before being taken into custody.
But, later, he said, “It appears the driver attempted to deceive officers at the scene by telling them another person was driving.”
Webb said South 288th Street was expected to be closed in whole or part for several hours. The closures may also affected I-5 southbound lanes, he said.
The truck had previously been reported as driving unsafely, according to Webb.
November 1, 2013 at 9:05 PM
A vehicle accident on the border of SeaTac and Tukwila has killed one driver and sent the other driver to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
The accident happened on the 13400 block of Military Road South at about 8:30 p.m. The King County’s Sheriff’s Office has not released additional information about what caused the accident or who the victims are.
We will update this post as more details become available.
October 25, 2013 at 10:32 AM
PE ELL, Lewis County (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says a driver who stopped for wild turkeys crossing the road was rear-ended by another car Thursday on Highway 6 near Pe Ell.
The patrol says a 40-year-old woman watching out for the turkeys in the first car suffered minor injuries. The driver and passenger in the car that hit her were taken to a Centralia hospital.
The Chronicle reports the second driver was cited for speeding.
October 16, 2013 at 6:27 PM
A Renton woman was briefly trapped in the basement of her house in the 300 block of Maple Avenue Northwest on Wednesday when a neighbor crashed his Mercedes through her front door, according to Renton police.
The woman was not injured, and the 64-year-old man is suspected of DUI because of the “unmistakable odor” of alcohol on his breath, Renton police spokeswoman Terri Vickers said.
No charges have been filed yet, Vickers said.
October 15, 2013 at 5:35 PM
A woman in her 60s drove through a fence, off a parking lot and onto the roof of an apartment complex in Bothell this afternoon, according to police.
The woman had gone through a drive-through at a Chase bank near the intersection of 188th Place and Bothell Way near Bothell High School around 2:45 p.m. when she lost control of her car and drove through a fence at the end of the parking lot, Bothell police spokeswoman Denise Langford said.
The front of the woman’s white Hyundai went off an embankment overlooking a small apartment complex, and the front wheels landed on the complex’s roof, Langford said. A witness estimated the gap between the parking lot and the roof of the apartment complex to be “about a 15- to 20-foot drop.”
No one was injured, and the woman’s car has since been towed away, Langford said.
Brandyn Bitzer, an employee at Seattle Home Appliance next door, said he saw the whole thing happen, and it was a simple case of “somebody hitting the gas when they meant to hit the brake.” He said no real damage seemed to have been caused to the complex, and with the car removed, the only remaining sign of the accident was the broken fence.
October 11, 2013 at 12:57 PM
The 14 year-old girl hit by a car on a sidewalk in Everett after a car crash near the intersection of 112th Street Southeast and 7th Avenue Southeast has died, Everett police confirmed in a news release.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the exact cause and manner of the girl’s death, and detectives will continue to investigate, the release said.
No charges have been filed.
October 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM
A 14-year-old Everett girl was taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries after being hit by a car on the sidewalk near the intersection of 112th Street and Seventh Avenue SE, according to Everett police.
A Toyota Camry, driven by a 48-year-old and headed west, veered into the sidewalk after being hit by a Chevy Suburban, driven by a 16-year-old turning east, around 2:40 p.m., police spokesman Aaron Snell said.
The Camry hit a third vehicle and then a building and the girl before rolling and landing upside down in a gap between the sidewalk and the building, Snell said.
Westbound 112th Street was closed as Everett police investigated; one eastbound lane was open. Traffic on southbound Seventh Avenue was being diverted east to 112th, police said.
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