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Two Vehicle Collision Investigation in Highland Park

Seattle Police Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) detectives are investigating the cause of a two car, multi-person injury collision that happened yesterday afternoon in the 1200 Block of SW Holden Street.

At about 3:52 pm on Sunday, it is believed that a Hyundai Santa Fe was travelling westbound on SW Holden.  At the same time, a Dodge Caravan was travelling eastbound on SW Holden.  For reasons still to be determined, while the cars were mid block, they collided head on.

Seattle Fire responded and treated the three adults and two small children that were in the Santa Fe.  All the occupants were transported to Harborview Medical Center.  Two of the adults suffered serious, but non life-threatening injuries.  The two adults (one man and one woman) in the Dodge Caravan were also transported to Harborview, one with serious but non life-threatening injuries.  The three young children in the Caravan were evaluated at the scene by Seattle Fire, but they did not have to go to the hospital.

As is routine in serious collision investigations, a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) officer responded to the hospital and evaluated both the female driver of the Caravan and the male driver of the Santa Fe for any signs of impairment.  It was determined that neither driver had any signs of impairment from drugs and/or alcohol.

TCIS detectives responded to the scene and will be responsible for the follow up investigation.  After several hours of  road closure for the investigation, the road is back open to traffic.