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Gig Harbor man seriously injured in alcohol-related crash

A Gig Harbor man was seriously injured Sunday when this vehicle, which he was driving, ran a red light a rear-ended a family of five driving a minivan Sunday in Maple Valley, the King County Sheriff’s Office said.
A Gig Harbor man was seriously injured Sunday when this vehicle, which he was driving, ran a red light a rear-ended a family of five driving a minivan Sunday in Maple Valley, the King County Sheriff’s Office said. Courtesy

A 30-year-old Gig Harbor man was seriously injured Sunday after crashing his vehicle into the back of an SUV carrying a family of five from Maple Valley, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators believe alcohol was involved.

The collision occurred about 6:30 p.m. near Southeast 264th Street and state Route 169 in Maple Valley.

The Gig Harbor man was traveling south and speeding when he ran a red light and rear-ended an SUV, pushing it into the median and causing the SUV to roll into its roof into oncoming traffic, sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindi West said.

Inside the SUV were a couple, both 35, and their three children aged 1, 4 and 7. None was seriously injured. All were wearing seat belts.

The Gig Harbor man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He suffered a head injury, several broken bones and possible internal injuries.

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stacia.glenn@thenewstribune.com

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