One person injured by DUI driver on I-5 in Seattle
Posted on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 at 7:37 pm
SEATTLE, WA – One person was transported to the hospital after being hit by a stopped police vehicle on Interstate 5 in Seattle on Monday afternoon.
According to Trooper Rick Johnson, a Washington State Patrol Officer had pulled their patrol SUV to the left shoulder of northbound I-5 near South Michigan Street to investigate a car accident early on Monday afternoon. Another northbound driver hit the stopped SUV, pushing the vehicle into a person who was standing next to their vehicle, which was involved in the initial accident.
Authorities were able to apprehend the driver that hit the patrol SUV after their vehicle became disabled not far from the scene. That driver was arrested after authorities suspected they were impaired.
The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center with injuries that did not appear life-threatening.
Just after noon today NB I-5 Michigan an @wastatepatrol trooper was investigating a collision on the left shoulder. A vehicle traveling NB struck the patrol vehicle which pushed it into an individual that was part of the original collision and standing outside their vehicle. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/RCJg4IrsHA
— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) April 19, 2021
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