Four Hospitalized after Seattle Accident on James Street
SEATTLE, WA (August 19, 2019) – Monday morning, four people suffered injuries in a dump-truck accident on James Street near a Subway.
Officers arrived at the scene after receiving multiple calls regarding the accident. According to the Seattle Police Department, the crash happened around 9:30 AM on 2nd Avenue.
Police reported that the dump truck suffered catastrophic mechanical failure. As a result, the truck driver lost control. After that, the truck struck a pedestrian, three vehicles and crashed into a Subway restaurant.
The Seattle Fire Department arrived shortly after. They transported four victims to Harborview Medical Center. A 25-year-old woman listed in serious condition. In addition, a 51-year-old man and a 44-year-old man remained in stable condition. However, another victim suffered serious injuries. The extent of their injuries and their current medical condition is unknown at this time.
Police did not release the victims’ identity to the public.
The surrounding area closed for a brief time for cleanup and a preliminary investigation, but has since reopened. Police did not release any other details regarding the accident at this time.
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