Wanted Suspect Flees from Police, Runs into Moving Vehicle at 85th and Aurora

A wanted felon was injured Tuesday after he ran from police across Aurora Avenue, directly into the side of a moving vehicle.

At about 9:00 am, officers spotted the man at N. 85th Street and Aurora Avenue North. As officers began to approach him, the suspect ran south on 85th Street and then west across Aurora. The man, who was wanted for auto theft and was dressed in a surgical mask and a Seahawks jersey, then ran into the side of a moving SUV.

The Seattle Fire Department responded and transported the man to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.  It was determined that his injuries were not life-threatening.  There were no injuries to the occupants of the SUV.

The 49-year-old suspect is being treated at HMC and will be booked into jail once he is released from the hospital.  Patrol officers investigated the collision and the intersection was reopened once the on-scene investigation was completed.