Summer Taylor, Diaz Love accident Seattle : protesters hit by car, Dwait Kelete Seattle Highway
A 27-year-old man, Dawit Kelete in drove a car onto a closed freeway in Seattle and barreled through a panicked crowd of protesters, critically injuring two women, authorities say.
Summer Taylor, Diaz Love Seattle protesters accident
A Washington State Patrol report says Dawit Kelete of Seattle drove the car around vehicles that were blocking Interstate 5 and sped into the crowd at about 1:40 a.m., according to a police report released by the Washington State Patrol. Video taken at the scene by protesters showed people shouting “Car! Car!” before fleeing the roadway.
Summer Taylor, 24, of Seattle and Diaz Love, 32, of Bellingham were in critical condition with multiple injuries, according to Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg.
Love was filming the protest in a nearly two-hour-long Facebook livestream captioned “Black Femme March takes I-5” when the video ended abruptly; with about 15 seconds left, shouts of “Car!” can be heard as the camera starts to shake before screeching tires and the sound of impact are heard.
Video on social media showed the car striking two people.
He was taken into custody and charged with two counts of vehicular assault.