3 more cars damaged by concrete thrown onto Seattle freeway
In the latest in a rash of recent incidents involving debris thrown at cars on Seattle-area freeways, three more vehicles were damaged along I-90 near the Mount Baker Tunnel on Tuesday morning.
The three vehicles were each hit by concrete thrown onto the freeway just before 5:30 a.m., according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson. There were no reported injuries.
Authorities were unable to identify a suspect after a search of the area by Seattle police and state troopers “turned up nothing,” Johnson told KIRO Radio.
This comes after State Patrol arrested a 35-year-old man on Monday morning around 12:30 a.m. for throwing concrete at cars on I-5 through Federal Way. In that incident, one driver received minor injuries when a chunk of concrete cracked his windshield and hit him in the shoulder. Pieces of glass left minor cuts to his face and arm.
At least two people were injured in a separate June 3 incident when someone threw rocks or other debris onto I-90. In late June, SPD arrested a suspect seen throwing rocks onto I-5 near the Convention Center.
So far this year, there have been over 80 reports of debris being thrown onto traffic in that area, including one instance where a vehicle took $15,000 in damage from a Lime electric scooter thrown onto the roadway from the I-5 overpass in downtown Seattle. Many of these incidents have been reported near Seattle’s Mount Baker Tunnel and Rainier Avenue exits.
Throwing objects at cars is a crime ranging from a misdemeanor offense to felony assault if it results in severe injuries.