At approximately 1:30 am this morning a 27 year old male was riding his 1979 Puch (Austrian made) moped northbound on 25th Avenue approaching East Spring Street. At the same time, a 1989 Chrysler New Yorker driven by a 51 year old was eastbound on East Spring Street approaching 25th. The two vehicles collided in the intersection and the moped driver was thrown to the street.
The 27 year old sustained substantial facial injuries. He was wearing a helmet, but no face shield. Seattle Police and Seattle Fire responded and the medics treated and transported the rider to Harborview. His injuries, while significant, are not considered life-threatening. The moped rider did exhibit signs of alcohol impairment. He was evaluated and processed for DUI. The driver of the car was also evaluated at the scene by officers, but no sings of impairment were detected.
Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) responded and processed the scene. They will continue to investigate this collision.