Single car collision investigation in North Seattle

On September 27th, at approximately 1:35 am, a black Kia was travelling northbound in the 12500 Block of 15th Avenue NE when it lost control.  The Kia veered over to the west side of the street and collided with a tree and rock retaining wall.  The Kia was occuppied by two adult males.

When North Precinct officers arrived at the scene, they observed that the passenger had a serious head injury.  The driver appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.  Both men were transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.  The 26 year old driver was processed for DUI and later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Vehicular Assault.  The passenger remains at HMC.

Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Sqaud responded and began their investigation.  It appears that excessive speed and alcohol were factors in this collision.  Detectives will conduct the follow up investigation.