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November 13, 2013 at 9:41 AM
LONG BEACH (AP) — A 92-year-old driver was making a turn when he hit the gas instead of the brakes and crashed into the police station at Long Beach.
KXRO reports the man was not injured in the Tuesday afternoon accident.
His car hit the public restroom part of the building.
October 15, 2013 at 8:49 PM
UPDATE: 8:45 a.m. Seattle police say that a mini van driver who struck and injured two pedestrians in Lower Queen Anne last night was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Police spokesman Mark Jamieson said in a news relese that department drug recognition experts evaluated the driver after the 7:40 p.m. crash. The van was traveling west on West Harrison when it struck the man and woman as they were crossing West Harrison at 2nd Avenue West. The two were taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. The van driver was not hurt, police said.
UPDATE: 10:19 p.m. | A woman in her 20s and a man in his 30s were taken to Harborview Medical Center and are “in stable condition” after being hit by a car while crossing the street in Lower Queen Anne, according to a tweet from the Seattle Fire Department.
ORIGINAL POST | A man and a woman were hit by a silver Toyota SUV tonight while crossing the street at West Harrison Street and Second Avenue West in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood.
Witnesses said they were taken to the hospital. Seattle police tweeted that one of the pedestrians, which witnesses said was the woman, has a head injury.
No word on their status yet, but this post will be updated when we know.
August 28, 2013 at 11:53 AM
NOOKSACK, Whatcom County (AP) — A group of fleeing robbery suspects was ahead of pursuing officers when they decided to paint their getaway car a new color, but they forgot to change the license plate on the vehicle.
The Bellingham Herald reports the alleged driver, 22-year-old Westley C. French, outran the law for five more hours this past weekend.
French and his alleged accomplices used those fleeting moments of freedom to give his green Nissan 240 SX a new coat of black spray paint. But they neglected to swap out the car’s South Dakota plates when border agents found the car and the suspects outside Nooksack Valley High School.
Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell says the suspects were wanted in the beating of two men during a car robbery.
May 4, 2013 at 5:38 PM
Two people were killed when a motorcycle and car collided in Mason County.
The accident occurred Saturday afternoon on State Route 101, just north of Hamma Hamma Road, according to a tweet from Washington State Patrol trooper Russ Winger.
Both victims were on the motorcycle.
November 30, 2012 at 5:35 AM
The Associated Press
A car fleeing from police crashed into a home early Friday in Tacoma.
KOMO-TV reports the family inside was unharmed.
The 44-year-old driver was arrested. He was wanted on a warrant from Port Townsend.
The car took off about 2 a.m. after a Pierce County deputy attempted to make a traffic stop.
At one time the driver went the wrong way on Interstate 5.
November 14, 2012 at 12:24 PM
One person was killed when a driver apparently lost control of her car and crashed into a Renton office building Wednesday morning.
Renton police spokeswoman Terri Vickers said the accident happened about 10:53 a.m. at 45 Logan Avenue South near the Renton Airport.
Vickers said initial reports from the scene indicate that the victim had been trapped between the car and a wall. Fire department medics attempted CPR, but the victim, a woman, died at the scene, and the King County Medical Examiner’s Office was called.
The driver is believed to be a woman in her 80s. Her condition was not immediately known.
Streets near the incident were closed for the investigation.
KING-TV identified the building as a Farmers Insurance office.
October 11, 2012 at 12:57 PM
The Associated Press
TULALIP — A 36-year-old woman pleaded not guilty Thursday in Tulalip Tribal Court to criminal charges of endangering and failing to care for two daughters found in a car on the reservation near Marysville.
The 18-month-old Chantel Craig died Monday and her 2-year-old sister is being treated at Children’s Hospital in Seattle for dehydration.
KOMO reports Christina Carlson kept her head covered with a red blanket during her court appearance. She’s held on $75,000 bail.
October 4, 2012 at 5:43 AM
A 27-year-old man was found shot to death in a car in South Seattle early this morning.
People living in the area around 54th Avenue South and South Grattan Place South heard several gunshots about 4 a..m. One of them looked out a window and and saw a person sitting in a car, according to Seattle police.
Officers responding to the scene found the man sitting in the driver seat of a blue Buick Le Sabre. He had been shot several times in the upper body. Seattle Fire Department medics tried to resuscitate him but without success.
Police don’t know what led up to the shooting, although one of the callers to 911 heard a vehicle start up and leave the area just after the shooting.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Seattle Police Department Homicide tip line at 206-233-5000. Anonymous tips are welcome.
The homicide is the 24th in the city this year, four more than in all of 2011. For a list of the victims before this morning’s slaying, click here.
The most recent homicide was that of Yancy Noll, 43, a wine steward at a QFC supermarket on Capitol Hill, who was fatally shot Aug. 31 while seated in his car. A Seattle man, Dinh Bowman, 29, was arrested about three weeks later and charged with first-degree murder in Noll’s death.
September 28, 2012 at 10:42 AM
The Associated Press
LONGVIEW — A Kelso woman was struck and killed by a car as she was coming home from her regular run, according to the Cowlitz County coroner.
Julia M. Smith, 56, died Thursday morning not far from her home, Coroner Tim Davidson told The Daily News.
The driver was interviewed and released while the investigation continues, according to the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office.
September 14, 2012 at 5:50 PM
A crowd saved a 19-year-old man from drowning after his car plunged into Lake Washington Friday afternoon, according to witnesses.
While driving south on Lake Washington Boulevard South near Genesee Park at about 5 p.m., the driver apparently over-corrected his steering and drove over an embankment at about 30-40 mph, according to cyclist Ben Henwood, who the driver narrowly missed hitting.
“He went out about 50 feet into the lake. The hood burst up and he was trapped in a white Cadillac,” Henwood said.
Henwood then joined a group of about 20 people trying to figure out how to save him. Boaters came by the car, but couldn’t do anything. Eventually someone with a tow rope stopped and with help the line was attached to the Cadillac’s frame. The car was then slowly pulled back toward shore.
When the Cadillac reached within 20 feet of the beach, the driver was finally able to get out of his car. Henwood said the driver was shocked, but uninjured.
“He was definitely stunned,” Henwood said. “But everyone was obviously glad things turned out the way they did.”
Seattle Fire took him to Harborview Medical Center as a precaution, according to department spokesman Kyle Moore.
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