The unidentified 27-year-old suspect is in custody and faces multiple charges.
July 4, 2020, 3:12 PM
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An overnight protest on a closed Washington state freeway ended with two women in the hospital after a motorist barreled into the crowd, according to Washington State Patrol.
For weeks, law enforcement authorities have warned pedestrian protesters not to use the highways as the setting for protests.
“The freeway is simply not a safe place…We feared something like this would happen,” said Captain Ron Mead, commander of Washington State Patrol field operations for District 2, at a press conference Saturday morning.
A 27-year-old man from Seattle is accused of driving his car onto the closed I-5, going around the vehicles that were supporting the protesters, and striking the pedestrians standing in the shoulder of the road, said Mead.
“We don’t know exactly where the vehicle came on, but we suspect he came on, on the wrong way of a ramp and entered the southbound lane of I-5, he did not come through on one of the closure lanes we had posted,” said Mead.
Interstate 5 between SR 520 and I-90 was closed multiple times in the last 24 hours due to protests.
A 32-year-old woman from Bellingham and a 24-year-old woman from Seattle were hit and taken to a nearby hospital.
The younger woman is in critical condition after suffering life-threatening injuries while the other victim is in stable condition.
The unidentified driver stopped the all-white sedan and was taken into custody for questioning. Mead said the driver passed a sobriety test and there’s no indication that the car was stolen.
“At the very least, he is looking at vehicle assault charges, felony hit-and-run, but those could be upgraded depending on the progress of the investigation,” said Mead, adding, “We don’t know if it’s a targeted attack, but that remains the focus of our investigation.”
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Seattle Automotive Distributing, Inc. has been locally owned and operated since it’s beginning in October 1983. We currently have six warehouse locations; Tacoma, Lynnwood, Olympia, Auburn, Bremerton and Bellingham. We serve independent repair shops, business and government fleets and dealerships with our own fleet of 85 vehicles and 125 employees throughout the Puget Sound. We have an extensive line card featuring Original Equipment auto parts and associated products that are kept current with newly available items. Our line card covers numerous original equipment manufacturers and high quality aftermarket products to serve our customers. We believe in providing the best quality product that helps our customers and their businesses with fewer comebacks and warranty issues due to faulty parts.
“To be the best provider of high-quality automotive parts and related support services to our customers.”
We will accomplish this while increasing the effectiveness of our employees within a rewarding environment; building relationships with customers to meet their needs; creating new programs to assist in selling quality parts and services; and conforming to Seattle Automotive policies and prescribed business ethics, while meeting or exceeding corporate performance goals. We will grow as we remain service and quality oriented. Seattle Automotive provides a full range of automotive parts and services to its customers – private repair shops, fleets and dealerships – located throughout the Northwest.
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The History of Seattle Automotive Distributing, Inc.
The company’s first location was on 7th and Westlake Avenue, downtown Seattle – “in the afternoon shadow of the Westin Towers”. The customers we serve are independent repair shops, dealerships, fleets and jobbers.
Seattle Automotive Distributing was founded by Paul TeGantvoort, who had worked as parts manager for some of our local GM dealerships over the years. The major product lines carried at the time were AC Delco, Bendix, FelPro, A1- Cardone, Federal Mogul / Sealed Power and a few others.
We rented a portion of the Huletz Auto Electric building for $4000 a month. In 1985 Huletz sold the property and the new owners wanted $12,000 a month – needless to say we were scurrying to find our own location.
Paul and his wife Karen found a building in China Town that used to be a dry cleaning laundry business. It took them and a host of other willing and hard working people four months to gut the building and get it set up for stocking the inventory. The old building is still standing and is full to the gills of parts and old automotive memorabilia hanging on the walls.
In 1989 Paul bought Gilchrist’s paint shop building in Tacoma and started adding on to it to make a bigger warehouse, add to our delivery territory and a new team of people working at SAD.
In 1991 we opened a location in Everett/Lynnwood and it wasn’t long after that the Olympia, Auburn, Bremerton and Bellingham warehouses were opened. Auburn is the largest and is the distribution center for the
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Transportation to and from the east is via State Route 520’s Evergreen Point Floating Bridge and Interstate 90’s Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge and Third Lake Washington Bridge, all over Lake Washington. Those bridges are the first, second, and fifth longest floating bridges in the world, respectively. State Route 522 connects Seattle to its northeastern suburbs.
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Even though Seattle is old enough that railways and streetcars once dominated its transportation system, the city is now largely dominated by automobiles, but has
Riding your bike (pdf 2.82 mb) with Washington State Ferries (WSF) means you get priority loading and unloading on most sailings. Coupled with the environmental, health and mobility benefits of biking, it’s no wonder approximately 280,000 people ride their bikes onto ferries each year. Whether you’re biking onto the ferry for the first time or are a seasoned rider, you’ll find a passionate community of cyclists and ferry staff to help you out. If you have questions not answered in this guide, don’t hesitate to ask a terminal staff member, your fellow commuter, or WSF staff at email@example.com .
Getting There We recommend that bike passengers arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time to get priority loading. Late arrivals will be loaded after vehicles, although some routes allow for a mid-load during commuting hours. Please see below for terminal-specific information on accessing the terminal, purchasing tickets, and bike parking.
Bike Parking Most WSF terminals provide bike racks for your convenience. When bike parking is unavailable or bike racks are full, please be considerate of others in choosing where to stand with or park your bike while waiting for the ferry to arrive. Keep walkways, ramps, entrances, and the area around designated ADA parking spots clear.
Bike passengers pay the standard walk-on passenger fare and are assessed a stowage surcharge of $1-4 depending on route (surcharge waived if using a multi-ride or ORCA card, except on Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney B.C. routes).
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Bikes towing kayaks or canoes pay the motorcycle and driver fare.
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Bike Share Bike sharing is an increasingly popular mode of
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