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.

Police search for masked, hard-hatted suspect after Pike Grocery hold-up

Police searched lower Pike/Pine and a still snow-patched Freeway Park Monday afternoon after a hold-up at the nearby Pike Grocery.

According to East Precinct dispatches, the masked suspect entered the small grocery at Pike and Boren around 4:20 PM, told the cashier he had a gun, and demanded cash — reportedly he asked for only tens and twenties.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 20s or 30s with a thin build and wearing a hard hat, a white face mask, and a bright green and black construction jacket. He was last seen leaving the store on foot, headed east.

While the suspect said he was armed, no gun was displayed, according to police radio.

CHS Pics | Concerts at the Columns at the base of Capitol Hill

Last Friday night between the rushing rivers of cars along Pike and Boren above and I-5 below, the Concert at the Columns series got back into the swing of things for another summer of free music in Plymouth Pillars Park. Wander by this Friday for more tunes with David Deleon.

The neighborhood’s parks have sprung fully into life — and not just as Pokestops. Here are a few more ways to enjoy parks on and around Capitol Hill this week including free music in Volunteer Park, the grand opening celebration of Broadway Hill, a dog party in First Hill Park, and a community event to check out the ideas for the Summit pavement park: Continue reading