Police still searching for hit-and-run driver who crashed into apartment


The crash scene Thursday morning. The car won't be removed until the structure is secured. Photo by Chad Emerson

Edmonds police are still seeking the driver of a green four-door Infiniti that crashed into an apartment in the 7300 block of 216th Street Southwest early Thursday morning.

According to Edmonds Police Sgt. Don Anderson, police officers and personnel from Snohomish County Fire District No. 1 were dispatched at 1:58 a.m. after receiving a report of a vehicle that had collided with a building. Upon arrival, officers discovered a car that had left the roadway on 216th Street Southwest, proceeded through a wooden fence and crashed into an apartment building.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene before police arrived, but a passenger, a 38-year-old Edmonds resident, suffered minor injuries and was still in the car, Anderson said. The passenger was transported to Stevens Hospital for treatment. A 41-year-old woman living in the upstairs apartment was uninjured, but fire district personnel used a ladder to help her out of the building, since the crash blocked her exit.

An Edmonds Police Department K9 team searched the area, but were unable to find the suspect. The car will remain in the apartment until the structure has been shored up and it is safe to remove it, Anderson added.

“The investigation continues and attempts at locating the suspect driver are ongoing,” he said.

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