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Crash in Downtown Kills One, Injures Three

A dramatic crash in downtown Seattle left one person dead and three injured, according to news reports.

The high-speed rollover crash occurred around 3:50 a.m. Saturday at Seventh Avenue and Union Street. According to investigators, the collision likely occurred when a speeding car, with four people inside, lost control as it exited Interstate 5 onto Union Street.

“The car shot down the ramp at high speed and crashed into a concrete wall, causing the car to flip onto its roof,” according to news reports. “The car then slid on its top for about a block and a half, colliding with three parked taxi cabs. One of the cabs was occupied, but the driver of that cab was not injured. “

The driver of the speeding car and a passenger in the backseat were partially ejected during the crash, according to news reports. Another backseat passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two of the three survivors have life-threatening injuries, according to the Washington State Patrol.

As a Seattle car accident attorney, I’m saddened to hear about this fatal car accident involving speeding. My condolences are with the victims friends and family during this difficult time.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Seattle.