Suspected car thief crashes in Delridge, injuring four

SEATTLE -- A suspected car thief who was speeding away from the scene of a burglary crashed head-on into another car in Delridge Tuesday afternoon.

Police say the crash happened at 4:15 p.m. in the 2300 block of SW Webster Street when a man driving a stolen Mercedes Benz lost control of the car and slammed head-on into a BMW.

Four people, including the suspected car thief, were injured in the crash, though all four are expected to survive.

Police first responded to a report of a car theft Tuesday morning in Seattle. The car's owner left the keys inside her green 1988 Mercedes Benz while she briefly went inside her house. When she returned, the car was gone.

Hours later, officers responded to burglary in progress in West Seattle. When they arrived on scene, they saw a Mercedes speeding away from the burglarized home. Police did not give chase, but they know the car ended up on SW Webster because officers at a nearby police precinct witnessed the crash.

All lanes of traffic on Delridge Way SW near the crash site are blocked to traffic while police investigate.