Two women seriously injured after Seattle man drives through crowd of protesters
Posted on Saturday, July 4th, 2020 at 4:50 pm
SEATTLE, WA – Two women were critically injured this morning when a Seattle man drove onto a closed highway through a crowd of protesters, according to NBC News.
According to the report, the incident occurred around 1:30 a.m., when the 27-year-old driver of a white car struck and injured a 24-year-old woman from Seattle and a 32-year-old woman from Bellingham who were both among a group of racial justice protesters that had gathered on Interstate 5 around 12:15 a.m.
The Seattle woman’s injuries are considered critical. The woman from Bellingham was sent to the hospital for the treatment of serious injuries but is now in stable condition.
Authorities had closed off the highway due to the demonstrations and are currently investigating how the driver gained access to the roadway. According to officials, the incident may or may not have been an attack targeted at demonstrators.
The driver is not believed to have been under the influence at the time of the accident. He is under police custody at this time and will face multiple felony charges.
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 pedestrian 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.