Sunday, June 5, 2016
Following is information from the Shoreline Police regarding the serious vehicle crash that occurred on Friday, June 3 at the intersection of N 155th and Aurora.
On June 3 at about 1:20am a Shoreline police officer observed a car southbound on Aurora around N 192nd traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer did a U-turn, but the vehicle was going so fast, the officers didn't catch up until N 160th St. At that time they estimated the car was going over 80 MPH.
The officers activated their emergency lights at that time. The car continued southbound at the same high rate of speed and ran the red light at N 155th St, colliding with a Lincoln Town Car that was going east on N 155th at Aurora.
The Town Car then collided with a Prius that was stopped for the red light on northbound Aurora.
Four occupants of the suspect vehicle went to the hospital, one with a possible ruptured spleen. The driver is currently under guard at Harborview, and will be booked for Vehicular Assault.
The driver of the Town Car had to be cut out of the vehicle by Shoreline Fire. He has a suspected broken pelvis, a suspected ruptured spleen, and possibly other internal injuries.
The driver of the Prius wasn't injured. King County Sheriff MARR (Major Accident Response and Reconstruction) unit detectives responded to investigate. Shoreline CRT (Customer Response Team) sent out three employees to assist with the major road closures. The road opened at 6am, just before rush hour.