Man in stolen car crashes into Metro bus

SEATTLE — A man was arrested after a stolen car crashed into a King County Metro bus in South Seattle.

Seattle police say officers tried to pull over a car for running a stop sign and driving without its headlights on around 10 p.m. Monday.

As officers approached, they were told over the radio that the car was stolen.

The driver refused to stop and crashed into a bus at Rainier Avenue South and South Dearborn Street. He then got out of the car and ran away but was arrested nearby.

A passenger in the stolen car had minor injuries.

The bus driver was the only person on board and wasn’t hurt.

The 39-year-old man who was driving the stolen car was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of possession of a stolen vehicle and eluding a police vehicle. Police say they’ve also requested charges for hit-and-run, operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock, driving with a suspended license and DUI.