SPD patrol car pursuing stolen vehicle crashes at 12th and Yesler

Carlylyly asked the evening of April 24 via Twitter:


An SPD patrol car was involved in a collision at 12th Ave and Yesler while pursing a stolen vehicle the evening of April 24, according to police. Nobody was seriously injured in the wreck, but the suspect was able to escape.

An officer spotted a suspicious vehicle driving recklessly around 9:30 p.m. near Union and 12th and attempted to make a traffic stop. The suspect failed to pull over, and the officer engaged in a pursuit southbound on 12th.

A vehicle unrelated to the initial incident was traveling on Yesler and struck the patrol car as it went through the intersection with its lights on. The incident is under investigation, and no details were available regarding the direction the unrelated vehicle was traveling or which travel directions had a green signal at the time.

There were minor injuries, which were treated on the scene by the fire department. A check showed that the escaped suspect’s vehicle had been stolen.

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