A 24-year-old Issaquah man managed to escape a fiery car crash early Friday morning after he allegedly fled from police and crashed into three parked cars in Issaquah.
According to a news release from Issaquah Police, an officer attempted to stop the man's vehicle at about 12:45 a.m. in the 1400 block of Northwest Sammamish Road. The driver failed to stop and drove away eastbound at a high rate of speed with his headlights off, police said.
Officers did not pursue the vehicle but subsequently found the man had hit three parked cars in the 4700 block of West Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast, according to the news release. The vehicle was engulfed in flames, police said, and the driver had crawled through the driver's side window before collapsing near the vehicle.
Issaquah Police officers pulled the injured man away from the crash. He was taken to Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue and is in satisfactory condition, police said early Friday morning.
Eastside Fire and Rescue, Bellevue Police and the Washington State Patrol assisted in the incident, which remains under investigation with Issaquah Police.