Summer Taylor (left), 24, of Seattle and Diaz Love (right), 32, of Bellingham
Black Femme March Takes I-5 and driver takes out 2 Black Femmes...
Both look white to me...
2 women hit by car on Seattle highway closed amid protests
SEATTLE (AP) — Two women were struck by a car whose driver sped through a protest-related closure on a freeway in Seattle, authorities said early Saturday.
A 24-year-old woman from Seattle suffered critical, life-threatening injuries and a 32-year-old woman from Bellingham had serious injuries, Washington State Patrol Capt. Ron Mead said.
The driver, a 27-year-old man from Seattle, was in custody, Mead said, adding that impairment was not considered a factor. Charges remain under investigation, as does the motive and point of entry onto the interstate, but Mead said the unnamed man faced multiple felony charges and was suspected to have come on the wrong way on a ramp.
Mead said troopers did not know whether it was a targeted attack.
Video on social media showed a white car traveling at a high rate of speed navigate around two vehicles positioned across the lanes as a barrier. The car careened toward a small crowd of protesters on the freeway, striking two people who flew into the air before landing on the ground.
A nearly two-hour-long Facebook livestream captioned “Black Femme March takes I-5” from Diaz Love ended abruptly; with about 15 seconds left, shouts of “Car!” can be heard as the camera starts to shake before screeching tires and the sound of impact are heard. The Associated Press could not immediately reach her. Source
When a car mowed into a group of protesters in Seattle tonight.— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) July 4, 2020
Warning: Disturbing footage.pic.twitter.com/b7MV2N0OZC
Content WARNING. This is independent journalist, Diaz Love, who has been covering Seattle. She and a group of people were apparently hit by a car a short time ago. #SeattleProtest #CHOP #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/q5Som8PZgD— Lady Helpish (@LadyHelpish) July 4, 2020