18-year-old charged after crashing into Bellingham PD vehicle, then fleeing scene

Posted on Saturday, December 5th, 2020 at 3:53 pm    

BELLINGHAM, WA – An 18-year-old from Bellingham is facing multiple charges after he collided with a Bellingham Police vehicle, then fled the scene early this morning, according to KOMO News.

The accident happened near the intersection of Orleans Street and Barkley Boulevard at about 2 a.m. when the 18-year-old driver of a black pickup truck allegedly drove through a traffic light at a high rate of speed.

The driver then collided with a black BPD truck used for CSI, before fleeing the scene.

The police officer was taken to the hospital for the treatment of multiple wounds including a concussion before being released later.

Authorities apprehended the suspect and have arrested him on charges of hit-and-run and DUI.

The 17-year-old passenger with the suspect also received a charge, that of possession by a minor, before being released.

The teenagers were not reported as injured.

Both vehicles were totaled in the crash.

This is one in a series of reports provided by Caffee Law as a service to inform our Seattle neighbors about traffic news and accidents in the area. Many of these accidents are preventable, and we hope that by reporting on such events, we will reduce the frequency of similar incidents. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a similar situation, contact the Seattle car accident injury attorneys of Jeffrey R. Caffee today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses. 



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