Quick Links

Collision on 2nd Avenue

Police believe that a man on drugs is responsible for a serious collision that left two people injured.

At approximately 2:56 p.m. the suspect was driving a black Volvo station wagon southbound in the 2200 block of 2nd Avenue and collided into a parked car, a Mazda 4-door sedan. A postal service truck was parked in front of the Mazda and a postman was standing at the back of his truck in between the Mazda and the postal vehicle. When the suspect struck the Mazda it was pushed forward into the back of the postal truck, pinning the postman in between the Mazda and the postal truck. The suspect then backed up and fled the scene proceeding southbound on 2nd Avenue toward Blanchard Street.

Just south of 2nd Avenue and Blanchard Street a witness in a pickup truck blocked the suspect in, preventing him from fleeing any further.

Sometime after the initial collision a female witness approached the suspect’s vehicle on foot and verbally engaged the suspect. As the suspect fled the scene, the female witness got caught on the suspect’s vehicle and fell down, injuring her hip.

Both the postal employee, a man in his 50′s, and the female victim were transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Responding officers arrived at 2nd and Blanchard and took the suspect into custody. The suspect was transported to the West Precinct where he is being evaluated for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

There were no citations issued at the scene, which is standard procedure in serious traffic collisions requiring extensive follow up investigation and collision reconstruction.

Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives are on scene and continue to actively investigate.


Related Posts:

  1. Motorcycle Collision at 3rd and Pike On October 10th at approximately 2:23 p.m. officers responded to a collision at 3rd Avenue and Pike Street involving a...
  2. Fatal Collision Near Convention Center A man was killed this morning after a BMW 745 sedan struck a concrete barrier and a wall and overturned...
  3. Hit & Run Motorcycle and Car Collision On July 8th at approximately 12:54 p.m. officers responded to a report of a hit and run collision between a...
  4. Woman Struck by Car at 1200 Block of 4th Avenue South On April 18th at approximately 12:55 p.m. officers responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision in the 1200 block of 4th Avenue...
  5. Collision Between Metro Bus and Van Officers are actively investigating a collision at Boren Avenue and Pike Street involving a Metro bus and a Chevy van...

Leave a Reply

  

  

  

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>