Stolen Toyota vs Hummer accident closes 8th Ave S. in Burien Wednesday
Around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 8), a stolen Toyota ran into a Hummer, closing 8th Ave South in Burien for a while.
“A deputy tried to stop a stolen vehicle and the driver took off northbound on 8th Ave South in Burien,” Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Office told The B-Town Blog. “As the pursuit continued the deputy backed off as the suspect started up the grade on 8th Ave SW.”
A Hummer with two occupants was westbound on S. 140th Street. They stopped at the stop sign at 8th Ave S. and proceeded when they did not see anyone coming.
The suspect continued northbound, directly into the path of the Hummer, which struck the vehicle. The suspect vehicle rolled and then hit a pole.
The suspect suffered a large cut to his head and was transported to Harborview for treatment.
The two people in the Hummer had minor injuries.
The driver of the stolen car was suspected of being under the influence of drugs.
Photos courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office.