TACOMA, Wash. — A driver was arrested after he crashed into a Tacoma Police Department (TPD) patrol vehicle late Thursday night.
The accident occurred before 11:15 p.m. at the intersection of East 56th Street and Portland Avenue East
According to TPD, an officer was turning north onto Portland Avenue East when a southbound vehicle ran a red light and rammed the squad car.
said the police The driver who ran the red light fled the scene but was taken into custody “after a brief foot pursuit.”
The officer in the squad car is expected to be okay. The driver of the accident was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
The crash had previously closed the intersection for several hours reopening Traffic at 2am
Tacoma police said the driver was arrested for hit and run and illegal possession of a firearm.
Traffic notice! The intersection of E 56 and Portland Ave is closed due to a collision between a vehicle and a squad car. Officer was e/b E. 56th St turning n/b onto Portland Ave. off when a vehicle s/b ran a red light on Portland Ave and rammed the squad car. pic.twitter.com/CR41eWaPWU
– Tacoma Police Department (@TacomaPD) July 1, 2022
https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/tacoma/driver-arrested-tacoma-police-crash-portland-ave-east/281-fd71a298-297b-4cf9-9e2b-063b6958212d Driver arrested after crashing into Tacoma police vehicle