On Monday night, a 22-year-old Kent man was taken to the hospital after crashing into a truck while street racing at extremely high speeds along Washington Highway 167. According to the state patrol, the injuries suffered in the Washington Auto Accident were life threatening.
The injured driver was racing another car southbound on the highway near South 180th Street. State patrol spokesman Cliff Pratt said a 911 caller told dispatchers that the two cars were racing as fast as 120 mph.
The driver struck a DOT truck in an HOV lane that was closed for construction. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center with skull fractures, said Pratt. The DOT worker in the truck was not injured, he said.
According to reports by King5.com, the driver of the other vehicle, a 19-year-old also from Kent, was booked into King County Jail. He is being investigated on vehicular assault charges.
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