King County Cop Crashes Cruiser In Burien
BURIEN – A King County sheriff’s deputy crashed his cruiser on First Avenue in Burien last night, suffering minor injuries.
He was northbound in his patrol car on First Avenue in Burien with lights and sirens activated when someone swerved in front of his cruiser, causing the deputy to crash into some parked cars, according to the sheriff’s department.
According to Mark Konoske of the King County Sheriff’s Office, “It appears a vehicle made an unsafe maneuver in front of our responding cars, forcing the deputy to take evasive action, and as result lost control and resulted in a one car collision.”
The deputy, who was not identified, suffered non-life threatening injuries in the 4 p.m. accident.
King County deputies work under contract with the city of Burien to provide law enforcement services, and drive cruisers with Burien police decals.
Investigators are interviewing the person who they believe swerved in front of the deputy.
The investigation caused the closure of First Avenue between 142nd and 138th streets until around 7 p.m. last night.