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4 sent to hospital after van hits building in downtown Seattle

4 sent to hospital after van hits building in downtown Seattle

Four people were transported to area hospitals according to Seattle Fire Department officials.

The driver was said to have suffered some type of medical episode, which caused the van to jump the sidewalk and hit the building.

The Seattle police and fire departments posted photos on their social media accounts of a white van with a dented left side that was stopped about a yard from the side of a downtown store.

A van drove into a building at 5th Ave. and Pine St.in downtown Seattle on Thursday afternoon. Authorities say six people were injured.

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Harborview medical center said it received five patients - including one in critical condition. Four victims were hit by the van and one was injured by flying glass from the store window as it was struck and shattered.

Fire spokeswoman Kristen Tinsley says a man in serious condition and three other people in stable condition were taken to hospitals.

"(Video of the crash) shows the van did not accelerate; there is nothing obvious to make this an intentional or deliberate act", he said.

This intersection is expected "to remain closed for a while during investigation", Seattle PD said.


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