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Intoxicated female crashes into vehicle

On 3-27-10, at approximately 8:12 p.m.,  a maroon Toyota Celica, driven by a female was traveling southbound on 23rd Ave S.  At the same time a white Chevy Impala was northbound on 23rd Ave S. 

As both vehicles approached S King St the Toyota,  started to make a left turn to go eastbound on S King St.  The Toyota Celica struck the impala. 

This caused the Impala to slide out of control onto the east curb of 23rd Ave S and broadside a tree.  The impala bounced off the tree and came to rest partly on the curb and in the curb lane of 23rd Ave.     

The Seattle Fire Department responded to the scene.  The lone occupant of the Toyota and five individuals from the Impala were transported to Harborview Medical Center (HMC). 

One of the females passengers seated in the rear of the impala sustained a fractured ankle and possibly a fracture jaw.  The other female had a fractured pelvis.  All the other individuals had minor injuries.    

A DUI /Drug Recognition Officer responded to HMC and completed an evaluation of the female driver of the Toyota Celica for signs of impairment.  The Driver exhibited signs of impairment or intoxication. Charges are pending blood analysis.  

Traffic CoIlision Investigators responded and processed the scene.