MAPLE VALLEY — The King County Sheriff’s Office says a Gig Harbor man is suspected of driving drunk when he ran a red light and slammed into the rear of a vehicle carrying a family of five.
Sgt. Cindi West says the man was speeding when he drove through the intersection in Maple Valley at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
The impact pushed the SUV onto the median and caused it to roll on its roof and into the northbound lanes.
Inside the SUV was a Maple Valley couple and their children ages 1, 4 and 7. They suffered minor injuries. Investigators say they were not seriously hurt because they were properly secured inside.
The suspect was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Investigators say alcohol is suspected.