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Truck sideswipes police car, plows into Federal Way home

Post by Kate McEntee / The News Tribune on March 18, 2010 at 8:32 am |
March 18, 2010 8:37 am

A teenage boy is accused of driving drunk, hitting a patrol car and then plowing into a house in Federal Way early this morning.

Police said the boy’s friends called police to try to keep him from driving from a party shortly before 2 a.m.

As officers arrived, the teen fled in a pickup and sideswiped a police cruiser, police told KIRO-TV.

Police said officers were close to the driver when he failed to negotiate a corner and drove off the road into a house near the intersection of 30th Avenue and Southwest 325th Street.

The home’s chimney collapsed, and the truck carved a large hole in the home’s wall. The truck came to rest atop of a tree trunk.

KIRO-TV reports that the pickup was so firmly wedged on the stump that the tow truck struggled to free it. Eventually, chains had to be hooked up to both ends of the truck to lift it off.

The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way.

No one else was hurt.

Read KIRO’s story, with a slide show of photos from the scene, here.

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