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Woman transported to Harborview after driving recklessly through Redmond
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Redmond police began receiving reports of a recklessly driven dark-colored SUV, last seen in the 18700 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway.
About an hour later, Redmond officers located the vehicle near Redmond Way and West Lake Sammamish Parkway. Officers were not able to apprehend the vehicle at that time.
Bellevue police began receiving reports of a similar vehicle driving recklessly and possibly involved in a traffic collision involving a tree.
Redmond police then received a report of a traffic collision at Union Hill Road and Avondale Road involving the same suspect vehicle.
Witnesses observed the vehicle flee the scene and followed it, providing updated information. With the help of those witnesses, officers were able to locate the vehicle in the 17000 block of Redmond Way. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it fled. Police initiated a pursuit traveling eastbound on Redmond Way. The vehicle turned around in the 22000 block of Redmond Way and began heading back into the city. Officers effectively deployed stop sticks in the 18500 block of Redmond Way. The vehicle turned north on to Avondale Way. In the 9000 block of Avondale Way the vehicle became involved in another collision and came to a stop.
The 30-year-old female suspect driver was trapped in her vehicle. She had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Redmond Fire Department. The suspect was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with possible broken bones.
Alcohol and or drugs is suspected. The other drivers sustained minor injuries. The investigation is ongoing.