Everett driver arrested after man injured in 2nd of 2 wrecks

EVERETT — An Everett man with a suspended driver’s license was arrested Thursday for investigation of vehicular assault after allegedly racing away from one crash and causing another.

The second collision, which sent an Everett man to the hospital, occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of 15th Street and Colby Avenue.

The injured driver, 40, suffered broken ribs and a cut to the face. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. A doctor told police that the cut was near the Everett man’s right eye and could affect his long-term vision.

Witnesses estimated the suspect, 35, was driving his 2000 GMC Yukon sport utility vehicle nearly twice the 25 mph speed limit when he went through a stop sign and collided with the other vehicle, a Dodge Magnum wagon.

Police believe the man was fleeing from another collision he had been involved in moments before at 13th Street and Broadway, according to court papers.

The suspect admitted to police he fled the first collision because his license was suspended, court papers said.

When asked why he was driving so fast, he reportedly told police that he was scared. He also admitted taking four methadone pills earlier in the day, court papers said.

Collision detectives are investigating whether drugs or alcohol might have played a role in the crash, Everett police officer Aaron Snell said.

The suspect complained of neck and knee pain. He was given a medical evaluation before being booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of vehicular assault.

Eric Stevick: 425-339-3446, stevick@heraldnet.com.

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