Shuttle van crashes into downtown Seattle building, 6 injured
A shuttle van plowed down a busy sidewalk Thursday in the heart of Seattle's downtown retail district and crashed into the front of the Gap store, injuring six people, KOMO News reports.
Officers and medics responded to the scene, at Fifth Avenue and Pine Street, just before noon after receiving multiple reports of pedestrians struck.
Witnesses said the Shuttle Express van jumped the curb and struck several people who were walking along the sidewalk there.
Assistant Seattle Police Chief Marc Garth-Green said the van driver suffered some kind of medical emergency and lost consciousness before the crash. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center and was reported to be in serious condition.
Officials said five pedestrians on the sidewalk were injured and taken to the hospital. Four victims were hit by the van and one was injured by flying glass from the store window as it was struck and shattered. One of the victims hit by the van was reported to be in critical condition, the others are listed as serious at Harborview. The victim hit by flying glass was taken to another hospital with minor injuries.
One passenger was in the shuttle van and was not injured.
Seattle police said the crash was not terrorism-related nor was it intentional.