Driver Arrested for DUI Following Vehicle/Sled Injury Collision in West Seattle

A 14-year-old boy sustained a head injury after he collided with a car while he was riding a sled down a hill in West Seattle yesterday.  The 20-year-old driver of the car was later arrested and booked into jail for DUI.

On Monday, at approximately 1:00 pm, a Ford Focus was travelling southbound on 35th Avenue SW approaching SW 110th Street when the 14-year-old on the sled entered the intersection.  The 20-year-old male driver of the Focus attempted to brake, but the vehicle continued to slide on the icy road and the Focus and sled collided, causing the injury.

The driver called 911 reporting the collision.  Officers arrived, along with the Fire Department.  The driver was evaluated at the scene and was later arrested for suspicion of DUI (marijuana).  The 14-year-old was transported to HMC where he is recovering.

The driver of the vehicle was later booked into the King County Jail.  This remains an active and on-going investigation.