One injured as car flips in Boren crash — UPDATE: DUI

Witnesses said a car appeared to veer out of its lane and strike another before flipping on its roof in a crash on Boren just north of Pike early Tuesday evening.

Seattle Fire responded to the “heavy rescue” response just before 7:30 PM and found a small sedan on its roof in the northbound lane of Boren with its driver still inside. The responding crews were able to quickly remove the driver from the vehicle. The male in his late 20s was transported to the hospital in stable condition, according to SFD.

Police at the scene took witness statements and pieced together a series of collisions reportedly involving the car that eventually flipped. Witnesses said the car appeared to veer out of its lane as it traveled on Boren, striking another car headed in the other direction, and flipping. A 911 caller reported that a car matching the description of the flipped vehicle and been involved in a nearby hit and run just before the crash.

There did not appear to be any other significant injuries involved with the crash.

Police closed the area to traffic during the response and to make way for removal of the flipped car.

UPDATE 12/6/2017 9:25 AM: Police tell CHS the driver of the flipped car was arrested for DUI but was still hospitalized as of Wednesday morning with non-life threatening injuries. According to SPD, officers determined that the suspect’s Honda FIT had struck two vehicles before it rolled over onto its roof. The suspect vehicle had struck a car at Minor/Pike then drove away from the scene westbound before striking the second vehicle. The suspect driver, a 42-year-old man, was pinned inside his car until SFD was able to remove him. The collision investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence. Police confirm the occupants in the other cars were not injured.

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