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UWPD officer-involved collision

On March 5th at approximately 1:12 a.m an unmarked Ford Crown Victoria University of Washington Police Department (UWPD) patrol car with two officers on board was responding to back up Seattle police officers involved in a disturbance near 7th Avenue NE and I-5.  The UWPD patrol car was traveling westbound on NE 45th Street enroute to the call.  At the same time a white Subaru Legacy was traveling southbound on University Way NE.  The two vehicles collided in the intersection of University Way NE and NE 45th Street. 

After the collision with the Subaru, the UWPD patrol car veered southwest, striking two adult male pedestrians that were standing at the corner of the intersection.  The patrol car came to rest after colliding into a building on the southwest corner of the intersection. 

Both pedestrians were transported to Harborview Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of their non-life-threatening injuries.  The Subaru was occupied by an adult male driver and adult male front seat passenger.  Neither occupant of the Subaru was injured. 

The UWPD patrol car was occupied by two male police officers.  The driver sustained minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene by SFD medics.  He did not require transport.  The front seat passenger was not injured. 

The driver of the Subaru was evaluated for signs of impairment due to alcohol and/or drugs.  No signs of impairment were detected. 

Seattle Police Department Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives responded to the scene and will be handling the on-going investigation.  No citations will be issued at the scene which is standard procedure in traffic collisions involving extensive follow up investigation and collision reconstruction.