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Skateboarder smashes car windows while hurling racial slurs at driver

A man attacked another man’s vehicle with a skateboard this evening in North Seattle. On 10/20/13 at approximately 5:00 p.m., a blue mini-van was travelling southbound on 15 Avenue NW and stopped at a traffic signal at NW 80th St.

An adult male pedestrian/skateboarder apparently blocked the path of the mini-van and yelled racial slurs at the driver of the van.  The pedestrian then smashed the minivans car hood and shattered the windshield with his skateboard.

During the encounter, the mini-van drove forward and ran over the pedestrian/skateboarder.  The Pedestrian/skateboarder became trapped under the mini-van.  Bystanders picked up the rear of the mini-van and pulled the pedestrian/skateboarder to safety.

The Seattle Fire Department responded to the scene and medics transported the pedestrian to Harbor Medical Center with serious injuries.  The adult male driver of the mini-van was not injured.  There were no passengers in the mini-van at the time of the incident.

The mini-van was secured for further investigation from the TCIS.  A DRE Officer interviewed the driver of the minivan and observed no indications of impairment.

The driver was released at the scene pending further investigation.