Multiple people injured after woman in reportedly stolen car crashes in head-on hit-and-run
Posted on Sunday, December 6th, 2020 at 6:49 pm
SEATTLE, WA – A woman with a reported history involving stolen vehicles is facing felony charges after striking another driver with a stolen car in an alleged DUI hit-and-run accident on Friday.
According to the Seattle Police Department, the incident began at the intersection of SW Trenton Street and 8th Avenue SW at about 10:50 a.m., when officers spotted the suspect passed out in the driver’s seat of a vehicle.
The driver woke, then drove away, down 8th Ave. at a high rate of speed. A few minutes later, she collided head-on with another driver, and attempted to flee the scene on foot.
The suspect was apprehended and then taken into police custody. SPD soon discovered that she was operating a vehicle that had been reported as stolen.
She was taken to the hospital for the treatment of undisclosed injuries after being charged with two felonies. A blood test had been administered to check for intoxication.
A passenger and the victimized driver were also injured.
The identities of the victims and the suspect have not yet been released.
This is one in a series of reports provided by Caffee Accident & Injury Lawyers 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.