Domestic violence suspect runs from police, gets hit by car on I-5

STANWOOD, Wash. -- A foot pursuit that started as a domestic violence call in Stanwood ended when the suspect was hit by a car while trying to run barefoot across I-5.

Snohomish County deputies were called to a home in the 3000 block of 300th Street Northwest at roughly 9 p.m. on Friday. When they arrived, officers tried to handcuff a 25-year-old man, only to have him break free and take off running.

The man, who was not wearing shoes, tried to lose the officers by crossing I-5 near 300th Street NW.

He successfully made it across the southbound lanes, but was hit by a vehicle -- traveling at roughly 60 miles per hour -- while trying to cross the northbound lanes.

Witnesses said the man was clipped by a side mirror and knocked to the ground. He was able to get up on his own and deputies captured him moments later.

He was taken to a local hospital and is listed in serious condition. Washington State Patrol trooper Keith Leary said it appeared the man was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The driver who hit the man was not ticketed. A stretch of northbound I-5 was temporarily closed near the crash site.