Traffic was stopped on the West Seattle Bridge following a stolen truck chase and collision that stopped the vehicle on Wednesday night.
UPDATE: Stolen truck chase leads to collision on West Seattle Bridge
UPDATE Jan. 30 9:50 a.m.
Seattle Police Detective Renee Witt offered this summary of the incident this morning.
"On Wednesday January 29, 2014, a Marked Tukwila Police Vehicle was following a stolen White Ford F250 truck that was traveling westbound on the West Seattle Bridge. As they passed the SW Admiral Way exit, the stolen vehicle attempted to flee and rotate out of control driving eastbound toward the Tukwila Police Vehicle. The stolen vehicle struck the Tukwila Police Vehicle head on and the occupants fled on foot. All suspects were apprehended.
DRE Officer Lewis (T74) responded to the scene and the driver of stolen vehicle refused to cooperate with him
SFD responded and transported the Tukwila Officer to HMC for injuries sustained from the collision.
The investigation continues"
Original Post Jan. 29
A woman was driving a stolen white truck Wednesday night just before 7pm. According to Seattle Police the vehicle was equipped with GPS and was tracked from Maple Valley where it was stolen.
Once spotted she was chased by police and came westbound on the West Seattle bridge, hit another vehicle on the way and then performed a U-turn on the bridge. The suspect vehicle then collided with a Tukwila Police car on the bridge as that officer allegedly hit the stolen truck to stop it.
She was taken into custody. A male passenger fled the vehicle and was sought then apprehended a few minutes later by Seattle Police.
Traffic westbound was blocked. Traffic was being diverted to Harbor Ave SW.
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