Two-vehicle crash with life-threatening injuries

On May 6 at approximately 3:01 p.m. officers responded to a two-vehicle collision in the intersection of 1st Avenue South and South Cloverdale Street involving a white Ford Mustang convertible and a green Chevy pickup truck. Preliminary investigation indicates that the 52-year-old male driving the Chevy truck was westbound on South Cloverdale Street. The 16-year-old female driver of the Mustang was southbound on 1st Avenue South. The Mustang emerged onto South Cloverdale Street into the path of the on-coming Chevy and was struck on the driver’s door. SFD Medics responded to the scene and transported the driver of the Mustang to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Chevy truck was not injured. Officers evaluated him for any indications of drug and/or alcohol impairment; none were detected. There were no additional passengers in either vehicle. Traffic Collision Investigation Squad Detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate. There were no citations issued at the scene, which is standard procedure in serious traffic collisions requiring extensive follow-up investigation and collision reconstruction.