City of Seattle, WA

07/04/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/04/2020 11:36

SPD Investigating Boren and Olive Way Collision Involving Off-Duty Officer

On July 4th, the Seattle Police Department responded to investigate a collision involving an off-duty Seattle Police officer at Boren Avenue and Olive Way.

At about 12:01 a.m., an off-duty Seattle Police officer was driving their personal vehicle at Boren Avenue and Olive Way, where a group of demonstrators had blocked the intersection.

The off-duty officer reported they had attempted to drive through an opening in the crowd when the crowd surrounded their vehicle. Another driver became involved in the incident and struck the off-duty officer's car.

Seattle Police responded and investigated the incident and the collision. There were no injuries reported at the time of the investigation.

This incident is unrelated to a vehicular assault that occurred a short time later on Interstate 5.

This incident has been referred to the Office of Police Accountability for further review.