A Seattle city bus crashed into a building Saturday afternoon, killing a woman outside, after colliding with another vehicle, authorities said.
The fatal crash happened around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Battery Street in the Belltown area when a red sedan collided with the subway bus, sending it off the road and into the building, Seattle police said.
A female pedestrian was found dead outside the building, police said, adding that the bus hit her as it stopped after running off the road.
The crash injured 12 others, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
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Police announced that the bus driver and 10 passengers suffered minor, non-life-threatening injuries from the collision.
Fire personnel used the jaws of life to cut the driver of the red sedan from the wrecked car and rushed him to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.
“They were in a hurry,” said witness Mile Pulup FOX13 Seattle of first responders. “Immediately they had the jaws of life to open the top of the car.”
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The male driver of the red sedan was also being evaluated for signs of impairment.
Meanwhile, Seattle fire officials inspected the building and found no significant structural damage.
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Detectives with the Seattle Police Department’s Traffic Collision Investigation Team are investigating the crash.