Seattle Fire units worked to remove the driver from a flipped vehicle in a crash near 14th and John early Friday evening.
According to Seattle Fire, units were able to extricate the driver and begin CPR.
SPD reports that a male who appears to be in his 50s was the only occupant of the Bronco-style vehicle. He was taken to Harborview with life threatening injuries. SPD says a standard traffic collision investigation is underway.
The crash was first reported just after 5 PM. Traffic in the area was routed around the scene as John was closed in both directions for the response and the ongoing investigation.
UPDATE: Here is SPD’s preliminary report on the incident:
A man in his 50′s was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being extricated from an overturned pickup truck on Capitol Hill.
At approximately 5:03 p.m. officers responded to the area of 14th Avenue East and East John Street for the report of a one-vehicle collision. Preliminary investigation indicates that a male driver in his 50′s was heading westbound in the 1300 block of East John Street in his 1989 Ford pickup truck. For reasons yet to be determined, the driver lost control of his vehicle, struck the curb and overturned. The driver was trapped inside the truck after it came to rest and had to be extricated from the vehicle. There were no passengers in the truck, and no other vehicles or persons were involved in the collision.
Fire department medics responded to the scene and transported the driver to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.