A Seattle Fire “heavy rescue” call quickly became a SPD chase Saturday night after a driver failed to navigate a sharp turn on E Roy and plowed his pick-up truck into an apartment building then fled the scene on foot.
We have not yet confirmed details with SPD but CHS was told at the scene by a witness that SPD believed they had the suspect in custody a short distance from the crash scene.
Several fire units were dispatched to the incident reported at 10:17p but were quickly cleared from the scene. There were no injuries at the apartment building. We don’t have any details on the driver’s condition.
Residents of the apartments at 601 E Roy said they heard a big bang and felt the building shake before coming outside to see a cloud of smoke and a man running full speed up Roy toward Broadway.