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WHAT WAS THAT: Police activity along Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on July 20, 2010 at 8:41 am with 3 Comments »
July 20, 2010 9:15 am

One of our photographers called in this morning after a friend reported seeing several police officers and blocked off streets in the 2200 block of Pacific Avenue.

Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum reports that officers are handling a hit-and-run crash that could have been caused by a drunken driver. They have blocked off the intersection of South 24th Street and Pacific Avenue for their investigation.

The crash was reported just after 6 a.m. The suspect driver hit one vehicle. That vehicle then crashed into a parked car.

The driver of the second vehicle was seriously injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment, Fulghum said. The driver of the parked vehicle also complained of a sore hip.

The causing driver ran off. He was followed by a witness. Tacoma police officers took the man into custody a short time later, Fulghum said. The suspect appeared to have been injured in the crash and was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

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  1. Alaska47 says:

    Too bad his license can`t be permenently revoked.If this was a non-injury accident TPD would probabably not even take a report.This happened to me the last two times I was hit by vehicles in Tacoma.The officer said “we don`t write accident reports”.There was $900 damage .The driver that caused the accident lied to his insurance company(told them I came into his lane)They paid after I submitted photos that proved that he lied.

  2. ufc_fighter says:

    @alaska47, TPD is the laziest police force in the entire nation. They don’t want to work. Period.

  3. frankiethomas says:

    I could not GET them to come to an accident when I was hit by an unlicensed driver with no insurance. . .

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