Two vehicle injury collision involving an SFD Aid unit

On December 31st, 2011 at approximately 12:47 a.m. officers responded to a 911 call of a two-vehicle collision involving a Seattle Fire Department Aid unit and an Infiniti sedan at 4th Avenue and Cherry Street. 

Preliminary investigation indicates that the Infiniti was traveling eastbound on Cherry Street at a high rate of speed, possibly with one passenger hanging out of the sunroof.  At the intersection with 4th Avenue the Infiniti failed to stop for a red light and collided with the Aid unit, which was traveling northbound on 4th Avenue responding to a call with its lights and siren activated. 

SFD medics responded to the scene and transported the two firefighter occupants of the Aid unit to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) for treatment of their non-life-threatening injuries. 

In addition, all four occupants of the Infiniti were transported to HMC for treatment of their non-life-threatening injuries. 

There were no citations issued at the scene, which is standard procedure in serious traffic collisions requiring extensive follow-up investigation and collision reconstruction.  

Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.