• Police: Skateboarder smashes car windows while hurling racial slurs at driver


    SEATTLE - Police said a man attacked another man's vehicle with a skateboard Sunday night in North Seattle.

     About 5 p.m., a blue minivan was traveling south on 15th Avenue Northwest and stopped at a traffic signal at Northwest 80th Street.

     Investigators said a man with a skateboard apparently blocked the path of the minivan and yelled racial slurs at the driver.  The pedestrian then smashed the minivan’s hood and shattered the windshield with his skateboard, Seattle police said.

     Officers said during the attack, the minivan drove forward and ran over the skateboarder, who became trapped under the minivan.  Bystanders picked up the rear of the minivan and pulled the man to safety.

      Seattle Fire Department medics transported the pedestrian to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries. 

     The man driving the minivan was not hurt and there were no passengers in the minivan at the time.

     Police said a drug recognition officer interviewed the driver of the minivan and observed no signs of impairment.  The driver was released pending further investigation.

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