PIT Maneuver Leads to Crash after Police Chase in Kirkland
KIRKLAND, WA (November 18, 2022) – Issaquah police confirmed that a car chase led to a crash on 405 Freeway on November 12.
According to the Washington State Patrol, police executed a PIT maneuver with the assistance of the WSP, Snoqualmie, Bellevue and Kirkland police departments and the state Department of Transportation.
Based on a report, the chase by Issaquah police began with a welfare check and an attempt to bring someone to a hospital. While providing transport to Swedish Issaquah Campus, a suspect assaulted an officer and fled in their car.
As a result, the PIT maneuver forced the suspect’s fleeing car to crash. Officers treated the suspect at the scene before arrest.
In addition, the crash closed three northbound lanes of the highway. As of now, the investigation into the case remains ongoing.
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