A man driving a stolen car t-boned another vehicle, injuring a family of four on Thursday evening.
Police say just after 6 p.m., a car owner was warming up his vehicle near Rainier Avenue South and South Othello Street when an unknown man jumped inside the car.
The car’s owner left a gun inside, and when he went to confront the suspect, the suspect showed the owner he had already taken the gun.
The suspect drove north on Rainier with the owner chasing after him in another car. A patrol officer saw the vehicle and began following it.
The suspect turned right on S. Grand Street and drove through the intersection at 23rd and S. Grand, crashing into a vehicle that was traveling Southbound. The second car was occupied by a man and three children.
The father was trapped inside the car and had to be extricated. A 7-year-old boy was thrown from the car. A 5-year-old and a teen girl were transported to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries.
The 25-year-old suspect was also taken to the hospital, and was to be booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Auto Theft and Investigation of Vehicular Assault. He could face additional charges.