Woman seriously injured in stolen vehicle crash

May 15, 2013

A Mukilteo woman was seriously injured in a collision after a stolen pickup truck crashed into a car Sunday night.

Bothell police attempted to pull over the stolen pickup just after 11:20 p.m. The pickup would not stop and entered a parking lot in the 1500 block of 164th St. S.E., where it collided with a vehicle before backing into a police car, said Aaron Snell, spokesperson for the Everett Police Department.

With police in pursuit, the pickup fled northbound on I-5, exited at S.E. Everett Mall Way and continued northbound on Evergreen Way and Rucker Avenue until it collided with a car in the intersection of Rucker Avenue and Pacific Avenue.

The pickup flipped upside down and slid onto the sidewalk, Snell said. The collision pushed the car northbound on Rucker Avenue and onto its side.

The car struck and ruptured a natural gas line before stopping, Snell said. The driver, a 40-year-old woman, was trapped inside and had to be extracted from the car by firefighters and officers.

The driver of the pickup, a 33-year-old Seattle man, was arrested at the scene and then transported to Providence hospital. He sustained what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries, Snell said.

Snell said he anticipates the driver will be booked for multiple felonies upon his release from the hospital.

The driver of the car suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to Harborview Medical Center.

Everett Police Department detectives are investigating the collision.

Both vehicles were impounded as evidence. Puget Sound Energy responded fix the damaged natural gas lines.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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