A 4-year-old boy and his grandmother were hospitalized after their vehicle crashed into a house in south Seattle Thursday afternoon.
The crash happened at a residence near 57th Avenue S and S Victor Street in the Rainier Beach neighborhood. The grandmother was picking up her grandson from a school across the street when she lost control of the car.
Tire tracks at the scene showed the car veered from the road, went over a steep edge, flipped a corner and landed into the side of the house.
I heard this tire scrubbing noise and looked out and saw this gray SUV...at a very high rate of speed. It had quite a bit of lean into the vehicle and obviously out of control, said a neighbor.
The boy was seat belted into his booster seat; firefighters were able to get him out of the vehicle. Firefighters said the boy had no pain, but he was put into an ambulance as a precaution.
His grandmother said she was not badly hurt, but she was unable to get herself out of the car. Firefighters had to cut the roof off to extract her from the vehicle. Both are expected to be okay.
Some damage had been done to the house's garage as a result of the crash. The homeowner appeared to not be home at the time of the crash.
The daughter of the driver said bad brakes may have been to blame for the crash. Seattle police will investigate and determine the cause of the crash.
KING 5's Natalie Swaby contributed to this report.