Man suffers critical injuries following traffic collision

Two vehicle collision leaves an 87-year-old man in critical condition. Today just shortly after 1:00 p.m., a Chevy Caprice was exiting a driveway, initiating a left turn north onto Aurora Av N in the 13000 block. At the same time, a Mercury Mariner was travelling south on Aurora Av N in lane #2. The vehicles collided, resulting in substantial injuries to the elderly driver of the Chevy Caprice.

Seattle Fire (SFD)responded and treated the 87 year-old male driver.  He was transported to Harborview Medical Center via Medics and listed in critical condition.

The 26-year-old female driver of the Mercury Mariner was evaluated by SFD and transported via AMR to Northwest Hospital for minor injuries.

Two DREs (Drug Recognition Experts) responded to evaluate each driver for signs of impairment. At this time, it is not believed that either driver was impaired. Traffic Collision Investigators responded and processed the scene.

The investigation continues.