Car veers across traffic, crashes into Seattle building

by: KIRO 7 STAFF Updated:

A woman had to be rescued after her car struck a building in Lake City Thursday afternoon.

A 63-year-old woman was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries after the Volkswagen she was driving went across four lanes of traffic and hit a building in North Seattle.

The incident happened about 2:20 p.m. Thursday in the 11000 block of Lake City Way. It was not clear what caused the woman to lose control.

The woman was trapped after the car went into a 10-foot embankment. She had to be extricated.

Traffic delays were expected until at least 4:30 p.m.

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