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Man Suffers Medical Emergency and Crashes into Emergency Vehicle

Tuesday evening police responded to a report of a collision involving an 86-year-old male driver that struck a Seattle Fire Department vehicle. 

At 6:55 p.m., officers arrived in the 500 block of Elliott Avenue West and found an SUV that collided with a parked SFD vehicle. Medical personnel had removed the man from his vehicle and were actively performing CPR.  

Firefighters stated that they arrived at the location on a medical call and parked their vehicle unoccupied with the emergency lights activated. While inside the building SFD personnel heard a loud crash. Upon returning, they saw that a car struck their vehicle, and the driver was unresponsive. They immediately provided medical aid to the driver.

After life-saving efforts, SFD pronounced the 86-year-old male deceased at the scene.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine cause and manner of death.