One person was injured when a car was sent careening onto the sidewalk at Pike and Broadway in a multiple-car collision just after midnight early Monday.
Blocks around the scene were shut to automobile traffic while Seattle Police investigated the 12:11 AM collision.
We do not have any details on what lead to the crash that caused the car to end up in front of the Harvard Market QFC. All details at this point are from police and Seattle Fire radio dispatches. The streets of Pike/Pine were still busy with late night revelers and the QFC was open and full of shoppers at the time of collision.
The victim was taken to the hospital by a friend and was reported to have suffered a leg injury after being struck by the car.
UPDATE 5/27/14: According to SPD reports on the just after midnight incident, the driver of the car that ended up on the sidewalk and struck the pedestrian was taken into custody for investigation of DUI and assault after he allegedly punched or pushed a bystander attempting to keep him from leaving the scene.
SPD investigators report that the limousine-style vehicle that ended up crunched against QFC was being driven south on Broadway toward E Pike when the driver told police he sped up “trying to beat the light.” Police say the driver ran a solid red light and struck with the second car before veering onto the “very crowded” sidewalk “full of bar patrons” in front of the northeast entrance of the Harvard Market QFC.
The car struck at least one person as she stood on the sidewalk. The female victim suffered a leg injury that was treated at the scene by Seattle Fire before friends took the victim to a nearby hospital for further treatment. The driver in the other vehicle was not seriously injured.
According to the report, a bystander saw the driver of the limo-style vehicle get out of the car following the crash and attempted to stop him thinking the man might be preparing to flee. The driver then allegedly pushed the man but officers had already arrived on the scene.
Police say the driver smelled of alcohol and had red and watery eyes. He was arrested and booked for suspicion of drunk driving and assault.