SEATTLE -- A driver left a trail of injuries and destruction after speeding through a Home Depot parking lot and then hitting vehicles and pedestrians as he fled from police in south Seattle Tuesday afternoon.
Police said the man's rampage began in the parking lot at First Avenue South and South Lander Street. As the driver fled, he hit a vehicle and a pedestrian in the lot. The pedestrian was taken to Harborview Medical Center with injuries police described as not life-threatening.
Police said as the driver continued to flee, he passed an off-duty Washington State Patrol trooper who attempted to stop the man. The driver struck the trooper, who was on foot at the time.
See video of the scene at First & Lander
The trooper was "grazed, but not injured," said Mark Jamieson of the Seattle Police Department. Police said it appeared the driver intentionally struck the trooper.
SLIDESHOW: Images Of Crash Scenes
Police pursued the driver as he continued to flee. When he reached Sixth Avenue South and South Lander Street, he struck a van and a truck. Police said the driver later turned onto Andover Street and appeared to speed up and intentionally ram a semi-tractor. See video of crash scene at Sixth Avenue South and South Andover Street
The vehicle caught fire, police said, and officers put out the fire with extinguishers.
Seattle police said the driver of the fleeing vehicle had to be extricated from his car. Seattle Fire Department paramedics performed CPR on the man in his 40s, who was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with life-threatening injuries.
Video from Chopper 7 showed numerous fire and police vehicles at the two crime scenes.
There was no information about what triggered the rampage.
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