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Detectives investigate Interbay scooter collision

On June 18th at around 2:07 a.m. West Precinct patrol officers responded to a report of a scooter collision with injuries in the 3400 block of Gilman Avenue W.  Seattle Fire Department medics provided emergency care to the 27-year-old male driver and 32-year-old female passenger and then transported them both to Harborview Medical Center for additional treatment.

It appears that the scooter driver lost control, jumped a curb and then struck a utility pole.  The most recent medical update indicates that the injuries sustained by the driver and passenger, although serious, are not life-threatening.  Neither of them were wearing helmets at the time of the collision.  It is possible that the driver was impaired and that this may have been a contributing factor to the collision.

Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives were summoned to the scene to process the collision site and to take the lead in the investigation.