UPDATE: Authorities provide more details regarding RV police pursuit and crash in West Seattle
Posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 at 11:26 pm
According to police, the incident occurred just after 2:30 p.m., after the RV’s driver was pulled over for running a red light near the intersection of Delridge Way Southwest and Southwest Andover Street.
After initially coming to stop, the driver began fleeing in reverse, traveling westbound down a steep hill on Southwest Andover Street. The RV slammed into an eastbound SUV that was making its way up the hill, then continued reversing to the intersection with Delridge Way SW, where it sideswiped a tanker truck and struck an elderly pedestrian.
Authorities say the SUV driver and the pedestrian were injured and treated at the scene. The 79-year-old male pedestrian was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. The female driver did not require further care.
The RV eventually came to a stop after crashing into a nearby building. The suspect attempted to flee officers on foot but was quickly arrested.
Authorities discovered the 47-year-old male suspect had narcotics in his possession and was already wanted for reckless endangerment, theft of a motor vehicle, and domestic violence-related assault. Police began a DUI investigation before he was booked at King County Jail for vehicular assault, hit and run, eluding, illegal possession of narcotics, and his prior warrants.
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