Lynnwood police investigating serious-injury DUI collision

A 52-year-old Lynnwood man was seriously injured when his vehicle (left) was struck by a DUI driver. (Photos courtesy of the Lynnwood Police Department)

The Lynnwood Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle DUI collision that left two men seriously injured Saturday.

At approximately 9 a.m., officers responded to the intersection at 188th Street Southwest and 36th Avenue West after one vehicle struck another, causing the second vehicle to flip and leave the roadway. The victim — a 52-year-old Lynnwood man — was transported to Harborview Medical Center with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, said police spokesperson Joanna Small.

After a preliminary investigation, police said the suspect — a 21-year-old Seattle man — was driving under the influence when he ran a red light and hit the victim’s vehicle. The suspect is also being treated for injuries at Harborview, but his injuries are less sever than the victim’s, Small said.

Police suspect the causing driver — a 21-year-old Seattle man — ran a red light and struck the victim’s vehicle.

The causing driver is now facing possible charges for reckless driving, DUI and vehicular assault.

Road closures were in effect on 188th Street Southwest westbound at the 3400 block and eastbound was closed at 40th Avenue West. Additionally, 36th Avenue West northbound was closed at the 19400 block and southbound is closed at the 18400 block. Closures were expected to be in place for several hours, police said.

–By Cody Sexton

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