MARYSVILLE — An unusual confrontation over speeding on a neighborhood street led to injuries for one man who was briefly dragged by a car, authorities say.
The incident occurred early Sunday afternoon in the 4600 block of 122nd Place NE in the Marysville area. A resident told Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies he was outside doing yardwork when he heard a vehicle speed by.
He said he saw a speeding white Ford Explorer nearly hit a parked vehicle, then stop on the shoulder of the road, sheriff’s officials said.
The resident decided to confront the speeder, getting into his vehicle and parking in front of the Explorer, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jan Jorgensen said. There was an exchange of words. When the Explorer driver tried to start his car, the resident reached inside and turned off the ignition.
The driver then rolled up the window on the resident’s arm, put the Explorer in reverse and backed up about 20 feet, dragging the man, she said. He then sped off through a neighbor’s yard, where the victim fell away.
The victim at first refused aid, but hours later went to a hospital and was found to have a collapsed lung, broken ribs and several broken bones in his hand, she said.
Now, sheriff’s officials are seeking the public’s help to identify the hit-and-run driver, described as a male in his late 20s to early 30s in a brown suit with a blue tie and a light brown shirt.
Investigators ask anyone with information on the driver’s identity and location to call the sheriff’s tip line at 425-388-3774.