Driver who hit deputy may have had medical problem

EVERETT — Detectives believe a 33-year-old Everett man may have been suffering a medical problem when he drove into a Snohomish County sheriff’s motorcycle deputy on Thursday morning in south Everett.

Initial medical tests showed the man’s blood sugar was low enough to cause a possible loss of consciousness, according to court papers.

Police allege the man was driving the wrong direction on Evergreen Way about 10:30 a.m. when his Lexus ES 300 struck the deputy on the motorcycle just north of 112th Street SW.

The deputy, 48, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The deputy, who’s been with the sheriff’s office for 10 years, was listed Friday in stable condition, Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell said.

The deputy suffered possible broken bones, according to a search warrant filed Thursday.

The Everett man was taken to a local hospital after the crash and later was released. No arrests have been made, Snell said Friday.

“At this point in the investigation, we haven’t ruled anything out,” he said.

Everett collision detectives are investigating the crash as a potential case of vehicular assault, court papers show.

The man’s license already had been suspended due to another collision. Details on that crash weren’t immediately available Friday. The man has no known felony history.

On Thursday, detectives obtained a judge’s permission to collect a blood sample from the man.

The sample will be submitted for forensic testing by the state crime lab.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com

More in Local News

Families begin relocating from public housing complex

Baker Heights is in need of repairs deemed to costly to make, and will be demolished and replaced.

Trail work by juvenile offenders builds resumes, confidence

Kayak Point trails were built out this year by groups from Denney Juvenile Justice Center.

Small fire breaks out at haunted house in Everett

Plastic that was supposed to be noncombustable was sitting next to a hot lightbulb.

Rules of the road for ‘extra-fast pedestrians’ — skateboarders

State traffic law defines them as pedestrians, and yet they are often in the middle of the street.

Distress beacon leads rescuers to Pacific Crest Trail hikers

Two men in their 20s had encountered snow and waited two nights for a helicopter rescue.

City of Everett to give $400K to a nonprofit housing project

The city expects to enter a contract with HopeWorks, an affiliate of Housing Hope.

Everett mayoral campaign is one of the priciest ever

Many campaign donors are giving to both Cassie Franklin and Judy Tuohy.

Some damage undone: Thousands of heroin needles removed

Hand Up Project volunteers cleaned up a patch of woods that some of them had occupied near Everett.

Volunteers clean up homeless camp infested with garbage

The organization’s founder used to live and do drugs in the same woods.

Most Read