Man injured during road rage incident this morning

A road rage incident during the morning commute left one man with a broken leg and a damaged car. This morning at approximately 6:30 a.m., the victim and suspect were on I-5 southbound traveling to Seattle.  According the victim the suspect cut him off and the victim pulled in front of the suspect and applied his brakes.

Both vehicles then got off the freeway at the Mercer Street exit and the suspect followed the victim to an address on Hayes St.   When the victim stopped his car, the suspect rammed the victim’s car from behind and pushed the victim and his car about 10 feet forward.  The victim got out of his car to confront the suspect and the suspect ran the victim over, breaking the victim’s leg.  The victim said there were no words exchanged between them, nor could he see the driver. 

The suspect’s front plate was knocked loose during the ramming of the vehicle.   Officers arrived in the area and conducted a search for the suspect.  The 52-year-old victim was treated at the scene by Seattle Fire and transported by medics to Harborview Medical Center.

Officers photographed the scene and placed the suspect’s license plate into evidence.  Officers alerted neighboring agencies to the vehicle description and registered address.

This is an open and active investigation. Anyone with information about this vehicle and or driver is asked to call 9-1-1.

Message to the suspect: Detectives have your license plate. You left it at the scene of the crime. They know the address where your car is registered. Do the right thing and call  9-1-1 to make arrangements to turn yourself in.