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SUV Careens Through Salon Injuring Seven

Seven people were injured Thursday when an SUV crashed into a hair salon in the Columbia City neighborhood.

The vehicle crashed into the salon near the intersection of Rainier Ave South and South Ferguson Street about 1:25 p.m., causing an interior wall to partially collapse into an adjoining restaurant and temporarily pin a father, mother and their 10-year-old child. Witnesses reported hearing the SUV’s engine revving just before it tore through the business.

The couple and their child were taken to Harbor View Medical Center with minor injuries. Another woman, complaining of back pain, and her 8-year-old son, who suffered minor burns, were also taken to the hospital, as well as the driver of the SUV who crashed into the salon. The driver had serious but non-life threatening injuries. The seventh person injured, a woman in her 40’s was treated at the scene and released.

City Engineers are currently evaluating the building before work can be done to extract the car from it’s precarious position.

Officers are continuing their investigation to determine the cause of the collision.