Three Hospitalized after Multiple Violent High-Speed Crashes at 196th Street SW in Lynnwood
Lynnwood, WA (September 24, 2020) – Thursday morning, three people hospitalized after a driver caused multiple violent high-speed crashes at 196th Street SW.
The incident happened just after 9 a.m. on September 24.
According to reports, the GMC Yukon driver was first reported by the employees inside a Lynnwood bank trying to open a locked lobby door while using his hands to mimic shooting people inside.
He then left with two children in the backseat after which he stopped at 196th Street SW near 40th Avenue.
Moreover, he then began driving east on 196th at high speed, rear-ending a pickup truck twice. It is still unknown if they were injured.
After crossing over I-5, he smashed into a Toyota 4Runner, sending that car several hundred feet into the intersection at 30th Avenue where it collided with a fourth vehicle. The Yukon ended up face down in a ditch.
Medics located the 4Runner, and the driver sustaining severe injuries. Also, the woman driving the car struck by the 4Runner was seriously injured. Both were hospitalized.
One of the two children in the Yukon was also taken to a local hospital in serious condition and expected to survive.
At this time, the 39-year-old driver of the Yukon was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of multiple counts of vehicular assault. It is unknown if the driver was impaired.
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