‘Person in crisis’ crashes into Georgetown building, ensuing fire causes nearly $200,000 in damages

Jun 29, 2022, 7:48 AM | Updated: 9:42 am


700 block of S MICHIGAN ST (Seattle Fire Department)

(Seattle Fire Department)

Just before 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, a “person in crisis” crashed their vehicle into a commercial building in Georgetown.

The accident ignited a fire, and the driver was transported to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition.

A preliminary investigation has ruled the driver “a person in crisis,” according to Seattle Fire Department Public Information Officer David Cuerpo. Upon crashing, the 35-year-old man was located two blocks away from the building.

That investigation has determined the crash and fire caused approximately $185,000 in damages to the building on the 700 block of South Michigan Avenue just off I-5.

Nobody was inside the burning building, and the fire was quickly extinguished.


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