Washington State Patrol is looking for a driver who caused this afternoon’s accident on State Route 512 by cutting off a 23-year-old Tacoma woman, causing her to lose control of her car.
Around 1:30 p.m., the woman was driving westbound on State Route 512 near Steele Street when a red Ford Taurus or a similar vehicle cut her off.
The woman’s 1996 Mercury Cougar swerved to avoid hitting the other vehicle, struck the center jersey barrier and rolled onto its top, blocking the far left lane of traffic. The red Ford Taurus then sheared through all lanes of traffic and exited SR 512 at the northbound I-5 exit.
The Cougar’s driver was taken to Tacoma General Hospital with serious injuries. Several lanes of SR 512 were closed for two hours while troopers and detectives investigated the scene.
Anyone with information on the driver of the red Ford Taurus is asked to call the State Patrol at (253) 538-3240.