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Driver runs over man who attacks his van, yells racial slurs

skateboarderSEATTLE -  A skateboarder was rushed to Harborview Medical Center Sunday night after a run-in with a driver in north Seattle.

Police said the skateboarder blocked the path of a mini-van stopped at a traffic light near NW. 80th St. and 15th Ave. NW. around 5 p.m, and yelled racial slurs at the driver. The the skateboarder smashed the hood of the van and shattered its windshield with his skateboard, police said.

The driver stepped on the gas, ran over the upset skateboarder and dragged him about 15 feet.

Witnesses rushed over and picked up the rear of the van and pulled the skateboarder free. He was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the mini-van was uninjured.  He was questioned by police and released pending a further investigation.

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5 Comments to “Driver runs over man who attacks his van, yells racial slurs”

    Esco said:
    October 20, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    He almost scored a Darwin Award.
    Close but no cigar.

    Blockwatcher said:
    October 20, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    The skateboard person must have been drinking a little too much.

    Silvergryphon said:
    October 21, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    I don't blame the driver a bit! You come up to my truck, hit it and smash the windshield and I'd run you over too.

    The World is Ending said:
    October 21, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Sounds like the skate punk got what he hat coming, he intentionally damaged someone's property under WA law he is responsible for up to five time damage, make him pay it, but he would probably just steel it from someone else so what good would it do.

    Slam1263 said:
    October 22, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    So, how is the skateboarder going to pay for the damages he caused?

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