Seattle police launched bodycam video of officers dashing towards the wreckage of a burning car and pulling the driving force – a convicted felon – to security after they are saying he crashed right into a tree whereas attempting to evade police Monday night time.

Patrol officers first noticed the person staring down at his cellphone whereas driving a white sedan on Martin Luther King Jr. Way at round 9:40 p.m., police said. When officers tried to cease him, the driving force sped away. 


The car was later situated within the space after crashing right into a tree on the residential road. The driver, whose identify was not instantly launched, was nonetheless contained in the wrecked sedan when officers arrived.

The driver, the only real occupant of the car, crashed right into a tree within the 1800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Waywhile evading police on Monday night time.
(Seattle Police Department)

The influence from the collision despatched car elements, together with a tire, flying throughout the road and into close by fences. Debris additionally broken an unoccupied car and a minimum of two properties, police mentioned.

Bodycam video shows an officer dashing to the driving force and pulling out a knife to chop off the person’s seatbelt because the car catches hearth. Officers and a bystander are seen pulling the person to security simply before flames engulf the car.

Pieces of the car flew off on impact with a tree and damages nearby homes and an unoccupied vehicle on Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Seattle on Monday night.

Pieces of the car flew off on influence with a tree and damages close by properties and an unoccupied car on Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Seattle on Monday night time.
(Seattle Police Department)

Police mentioned that rounds of ammunition within the car started to blow up from the fireplace. No one was injured by the exploding rounds and police later recovered a firearm and journal from the scene.

Seattle firefighters put out the fireplace and paramedics rushed the driving force to Harborview Medical Center in severe situation. 

Seattle firefighters extinguished the fire after police pulled the man to safety.

Seattle firefighters extinguished the fireplace after police pulled the person to security.
(Seattle Police Department)

Police mentioned the person could be positioned underneath arrest when he’s launched from the hospital.

He faces prices of eluding and illegal possession of ammunition. 

The driver additionally had warrants out for his arrest on the time of the crash, together with a home violence-related warrant for assault within the second diploma, harassment, property harm and violation of a no-contact order.