Two Hurt in Seattle after Two-Car Crash on 59th Avenue and Horton Street
SEATTLE, WA (May 16, 2019) – Two people sustained injuries after a two-vehicle accident in West Seattle on Monday, May 13.
The accident occurred near 59th Avenue SW and SW Horton Street at around 9:30 a.m.
According to the police, a driver suffered a medical episode and then crashed into the rear of another car. The impact sent both cars down an embankment that wiped out power lines.
Police and firefighters rushed to the scene after they received reports of a serious two-car accident.
Both injured persons were in a Toyota SUV that slammed into the back of a second vehicle. One of the victims was trapped inside the vehicle. Firefighters cut the roof of the SUV to extricate the victim, according to Kristin Tinsley of the Seattle Fire Department.
Paramedics brought both victims were taken to Harborview Medical Center. One was in critical condition, and the other is in stable condition, according to Tinsley.
The downed wires caused by the incident struck two members of a road crew working on the scene. The workers had some minor injuries.
The driver of the second vehicle, Jim Lee, was briefly knocked unconscious in the incident, but he was not hurt. He stayed at the scene after the collision.
Authorities shut down the streets in the vicinity after the incident but have since reopened.
Auto accidents can happen to anyone at any time. If you find yourself aware that a medical emergency is happening, immediately pull away from the roadway and stop your vehicle. It’s always best to keep a safe distance from other vehicles around, so have enough time to react accordingly. If you believe you’re in no condition to drive, allow someone else to transport you to your destination.
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