Dump Truck Crashes into Building in Seattle’s Pioneer Square Sending Four People to Hospital
SEATTLE, WA (August 19, 2019) – Four people were injured after a dump truck crashed into a Subway sandwich shop in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood Monday morning.
According to Seattle Police, the crash started around 9:30 a.m. when the dump truck suffered a catastrophic mechanical failure and lost control. It then began rolling uncontrollably at the intersection of James Street and 2nd Avenue.
The driver reportedly tried to steer the truck through traffic, but struck three vehicles in the 100 block of James Street before crashing into the Subway sandwich shop. A 25-year-old woman who was driving a commercial van was taken to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition, officials said.
Three men were also hit by the truck and hospitalized in stable condition. They were two pedestrians, a 33-year-old man and a 51-year-old man standing outside the Subway, and a 44-year-old man inside the restaurant.
Officials closed James Street between 1st and 4th avenues while crews cleaned up and police investigated.
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