The Mercedes Benz in the foreground is believed to be stolen and was involved in an accident in which 4 people were injured on Delridge Way SW at SW Webster around 4:30 on Jan. 1. The driver is believed by police to have been fleeing the scene of a crime in the High Point neighborhood. The injured were taken to Harborview Hospital as an investigation got underway.
UPDATE: Suspect fleeing crime scene involved in injury accident on Delridge Way
Suspect still in hospital recovering from injuries
Update for Jan. 3
Det. Renee Witt with the Seattle Police Department confirmed the suspect in a burglary, who fled the scene in a stolen vehicle and crashed into another car on Jan. 1, is still in the hospital with a broken pelvis and facial lacerations as of Jan. 3.
He will be booked into jail once he is able to leave Harborview Hospital, in an unknown time frame.
The suspect fled the High Point neighborhood and crashed head on into another vehicle on Delridge Way S.W., directly in front of the Seattle Police Southwest Precinct.
Three women in the other vehicle were also injured in the collision, however police did not have information on their status. Early indications at the scene were that two of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries.
Original post on Jan. 1
According to Seattle Police at the scene, a suspect driving what they believe to be a stolen Mercedez Benz fled the scene of what was likely a burglary in the High Point neighborhood and then after coming down Sylvan Way SW came east and turned right, headed southbound on Delridge Way SW.
At that point he crossed the center line and hit a car head on with three women in it. All four people were injured in the accident. The accident happened literally steps away from the Southwest Seattle Police precinct.
Traffic is blocked in both directions while an accident investigation is being conducted. An officer did see the suspect driving the Mercedes, according to police but they lost him only to find him at the scene of the wreck.
Family members of the three women arrived at the scene minutes after the crash.
An investigation is underway, and police think that some "critical scuff marks" on the pavement show where the vehicle traveled prior to the wreck.
Two of the women injured in the accident were said to have life threatening injuries. Scanner traffic mentioned multiple fractures.