Updated on: 2/22/2019
Three people suffered significant injuries and had to be hospitalized Monday evening after a motorcycle accident involving multiple vehicles that occurred on Fauntleroy Way in West Seattle.
According to the West Seattle Herald, a woman driving a Mini Cooper was headed northbound on Fauntleroy Way just after 6:15 p.m. Monday near the intersection at Alaska Street. Another vehicle reportedly headed eastbound on Alaska Street entered the intersection perpendicular to the Mini Cooper and struck it.
The initial collision between the two vehicles led to a second collision involving a motorcyclist that had been traveling in the same direction as the Mini Cooper. It was unclear which vehicle the motorcycle collided with.
There were two people inside of the second vehicle, one of whom suffered significant injuries and had to be transported to Harborview Medical Center. The other injured person was taken to a local hospital. Both passengers on the motorcycle, as well as the driver of the Mini Cooper, were shaken up but were not seriously injured in the collision.
The Herald says the driver of the Mini Cooper had a green light, and that witnesses claimed the driver of the second vehicle ran a red light. If police determine these accounts of the collision to be accurate, then the driver of the second vehicle would likely be held liable for causing the crash.