Update | 10:44 p.m.: The SPD Blotter has a post up with more details about the incident.
Update | 10:01 p.m.: According to Seattle Police Department spokesman Mark Jamieson, the incident began in the Greenlake neighborhood around 6:30 p.m. Friday. Officers spotted a white Honda Accord that had been reported as stolen and then contacted the owner who decided to come get the car. Not too long after that, the officers saw the same Honda being driven by someone other than the owner.
After being followed by officers, the driver sped away, then intentionally rammed a patrol car and struck a pedestrian in the crosswalk at N. 73rd and Greenwood Avenue N. Jaimeson said the stolen car then hit another pedestrian, a police car, and a civilian car at North 87th Street in Greenwood before continuing on through the Green Lake neighborhood. The chase came to an end at NE 67th and 8th Avenue NE in the Roosevelt neighborhood, just a few blocks away from the entrance to northbound I-5.
The suspect, a man in his 20s, was believed to be under the influence. He was arrested at the scene and taken to Harborview to be checked out before being booked into jail.
Original post | 9:34 p.m.: A car chase that started in the Phinney-Greenwood neighborhoods appears to have ended in the Roosevelt neighborhood just after 7:00 p.m. Friday evening.
From what we’ve been able to piece together, the chase began after a stolen Honda hit a woman in a crosswalk on Greenwood Ave. North near N. 73rd street. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center and it is believed her injuries were non-life threatening.
According to a post on the Phinneywood blog, the officer who witnessed the accident started in pursuit of the white Honda. People reported seeing “many police cars” following a speeding vehicle through the Green Lake and Roosevelt neighborhoods.
The pictures below show the scene at NE 67th and 8th Avenue NE in Roosevelt around 8:00 p.m. The area was cordoned off with crime scene tape and the white Honda Accord is visible with a large gash in the side. Police confirmed that the stolen vehicle had been involved in a high-speed chase.
We’ll continue to update this post as we have new information.