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Four hit by driver in stolen pickup truck near downtown Seattle

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Posted on November 11, 2021

SEATTLE, WA — Two people were hospitalized Wednesday morning after a carjacker stole a vehicle at knifepoint and struck four pedestrians near downtown Seattle, reports Seattle Police Department.

Authorities said the suspect first attempted to assault two construction workers near 29th Avenue East and East Madison Street at around 5:15 a.m. before driving away in the stolen pickup truck toward Downtown.

The suspect then struck a man on a scooter at the intersection of 6th Avenue and Pine Street. A short time later, he also struck two bicyclists and a parked vehicle in the 400 block of Yesler Way.

According to police, the victim on the scooter suffered a possible broken ankle and was taken by private conveyance to a hospital. One of the bicyclists was rushed to another hospital with two broken legs. The other bicyclist and the owner of the parked car, who had been standing near the vehicle at the time of the crash, sustained minor injuries and did not require medical treatment.

The suspect, a 35-year-old man, sent police on a pursuit through multiple neighborhoods before he was detained in the city’s University District. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center with undisclosed injuries, where he was also subject to a blood warrant for an investigation of DUI.

Authorities said the suspect was booked into King County Jail and faces multiple charges, including but not limited to vehicular assault, hit-and-run, eluding, and DUI.

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