Several cars damaged in West Seattle hit-and-run crash

by: Colleen West, Digital Editor Updated:

SEATTLE —

Seattle police are investigating after several cars were damaged in a hit-and-run crash involving a stolen SUV in West Seattle.

 Police were called to the 2600 block of Harbor Avenue Southwest at 9:42 a.m. for a report of a rollover crash Tuesday.

 KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Chris Legeros said a speeding Lexus with five people inside was heading northbound on Harbor Avenue when hit a parked truck.

The truck was pushed into the rear-end of a parked car in front of it, and that car was pushed into the back of another SUV.  

The parked truck had major damage to its side and front end.  The car that was parked in front of it was smashed on both ends.

 The impact of the crash sent the Lexus onto its side.   Four of five people inside the SUV fled the scene, including the driver.

See photos from the crash scene here

Police quickly rounded up three passengers, who went to the hospital with minor injuries.    A fourth passenger, who remained at the scene,  had scrapes and bruises from the crash.  

The driver, who left behind a backpack, was last seen running into the woods and remains at large.

The owner of the Lexus said he didn't know his SUV had been stolen until he was notified by police.

 Harbor Avenue was closed off for several hours during the investigation.