A Parkland-area crash seriously injured two drivers Tuesday after deputies tried to stop someone in a stolen car, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer gave this account:
Shortly after 11 a.m., deputies tried to stop a car driven by a 24-year-old man whom they saw speed out of an apartment complex parking lot.
The car fled south on South Hosmer Street, and within about a block of deputies turning on their patrol car’s emergency lights, ran a red light and hit a truck heading east on South 96th Street.
The 73-year-old driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
The driver of the car, which had been reported stolen out of Des Moines, was seriously injured and hospitalized.
The drivers were the only people in the vehicles.
Deputies found multiple license plates in the stolen car.
Further information was not immediately available.