UPDATED at 3:10 p.m.
Traffic is backed up more than two miles on state Route 16 in Gig Harbor after a man crashed into the back of an SUV this afternoon.
The crash is blocking two lanes of westbound 16 at Olympic Drive.
Troopers report that someone called 911 shortly before 12:50 p.m. and reported that a white car was driving erratically on the highway. About the same time, a Gig Harbor police officer got behind the white car and tried to initiate a stop, trooper Guy Gill said.
The driver didn’t pull over and slammed into the back of an SUV. The causing driver was seriously injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment, Gill said.
The driver of the SUV and two children in the car suffered minor injuries.
The causing driver was under investigation for drunken driving. Gill reported that he had no driver’s license.
- A photo of a crashed vehicle/Courtesy of KIRO TV