2 critically injured as speeding car crashes in S. Seattle

SEATTLE -- A Seattle man says he's lucky to be alive after he was hit by a speeding car Monday morning while standing in his driveway.

Two men suffered critical injuries when their speeding Mustang veered off the street, sheared off a power pole and slammed into a parked car in South Seattle.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene, at Rainier Avenue South and South Andover Street, at about 9:15 a.m. after receiving a report of a car crashing into a building, said Sue Stangl of the Seattle Fire Department.

Arriving at the scene, they found two men inside the car, both with potentially life-threatening injuries. They were taken to Harborview Medical Center.

Stangl said their car was apparently speeding before it struck the power pole and completely sheared it off before coming to a stop against another car parked there.

Eder Cortes had just left his apartment and was getting something from the back seat of his his brand new Audi when he was nearly killed.

"So I was like standing and all I hear is boom," he said. "And I hear something coming very fast, I didn't even try to turn around."

The Mustang ripped apart as it hit a wooden power pole and came to a rest against Eder's car.

"He was very fortunate," Stangl said.

Eder said he became stuck between the cars.

There was like just like a little space for me right there, just me and the space right there between the two cars," he said.

Eder was taken to the hosptial with minor injures, but he's expected to be fine.

The crash remains under investigation.