EVERETT — Police are investigating two car crashes in recent days that sent two drivers to a local hospital.
Around 8 p.m. Friday, a vehicle rolled on Highway 526 near Seaway Boulevard. Detectives do not know what caused the driver to lose control.
The 29-year-old man was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. An update of his condition was not immediately available.
The rollover crash may have caused a chain reaction among other drivers on the highway. Several collisions were reported in the same area around that time. A total of six vehicles were involved, police said. Everett police officer Aaron Snell said it is possible drivers hit their brakes after spotting the rollover crash and collided with other westbound vehicles.
No serious injuries were reported in those crashes.
Everett detectives are looking into the cause of the rollover accident.
Highway 526 heading west was closed for a couple hours while police investigated.
At 2 p.m. Saturday, detectives responded to another accident in the 900 block of 112th Street SE. An 89-year-old driver was turning on to 112th Street SE when his car was struck by an eastbound vehicle. The second driver was a 17-year-old boy.
The older driver was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett with serious injuries. His condition was unavailable.
That crash also remains under investigation.
Caitlin Tompkins: 425-339-3192; firstname.lastname@example.org.