Serious-injury collision causes road closures on 196th St SW between Poplar Way, Alderwood Mall Parkway

Lynnwood police are investigating a serious-injury collision involving four vehicles that occurred Wednesday morning and cause road closures on 196th Street Southwest.

Lynnwood police said 196th Street Southwest would be closed in both directions between Poplar Way and Alderwood Mall Parkway for “several hours,” causing delays.

Two occupants from separate vehicles involved in the collision were transported to Harborview Medical Center. One of them is in serious condition, said police spokesperson Joanna Small. No injuries were reported for occupants in the third vehicle.

The driver suspected of causing the collision was reportedly transported to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett and has since been released. Police have arrested the man for possible vehicular assault charges, Small said.

  1. The individual, who caused this accident, had been witnessed driving, at one point, while standing up out of his sunroof. He had two young daughters in the car. From the look of the damage caused and the distance the vehicle went, after going off of the road, would indicate that he had been going at a high rate of speed, even after hitting more than one vehicle. It’s a wonder how much farther he would have gone had he not, finally, crashed into a small drainage ditch. He got out of his vehicle, seemingly pleased, that he was ok, yet a stranger had just pulled his girls out of the vehicle, thankfully appearing unscathed. All the while, just up the road, was a man who ended up in the back of his 4 door SUV from the driver’s seat, not moving. This, all around 9:00 am.
    This was a horrible and devastating occurrence that should have never happened. Many lives will be effected by this, completely, irresponsible man, whom I hope pays a dear price for his actions. Many positive thoughts and prayers for those he injured and his young daughters.

    1. Can I ask how you got this addition information? I’m surprised it wasn’t in the above article.
      I don’t wish to sound impolite.

      1. She was probably there. I was there about 10 seconds after the accident. I have a video of him standing out of his sunroof. I saw him rear end a truck then speed off. About 20 seconds later this big accident happened. I saw everything she said.

        1. Wow! I did see his car in the drainage ditch and the sunroof was open. I thought the airbags had shattered it.

          1. I was staying at the hotel where it happened and saw the driver who caused the accident when approaches by the police and the you girls. The vehicle in the pictures that was destroyed was in front of the hotel. Other information about him driving while standing up in the sunroof came from a bystander next to me who had witnessed it.

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