A Marysville man is in critical condition after fleeing a car crash and being hit by a car. The initial crash occurred when the 26-year-old man crashed his Nissan Maxima into an I-5 guardrail just outside of Lynnwood. The crash occurred just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday night.
Washington State Patrol reported that the Marysville man was apparently speeding as he traveled south along I-5. He then seemed to lose control of the Nissan, collided with the guardrail, and rolled the vehicle, eventually landing it on its roof.
Trooper Travis Shearer, a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol, said the man proceeded to exit the wrecked Nissan and attempted to flee the crash by crossing the southbound lanes of I-5. He was then hit by an unrelated vehicle traveling in the HOV lane. The second vehicle, a Toyota Camry, was being driven by a 35-year-old woman visiting from Washington D.C. She did not suffer any major injuries as a result of the crash.
Police are still investigating the cause of the initial crash and why, exactly, the man fled the scene.
“Lots of questions, not a lot of answers,” said Trooper Shearer.
The injured man was quickly transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. Currently, his condition is unknown.
Traffic along I-5 was backed up for just under two hours.
Here is a look at the backup. Plan for delays and use alternate routes if you're headed south out of Everett, Lynwood. pic.twitter.com/I16BUscPpq
— WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) August 22, 2018
The driver is being investigated for potentially driving under the influence.
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