Eleven people have been injured, three critically, after a driver crashed a van into a crowded Ross Dress for Less store in Burien, Washington.
A 51-year-old man has been arrested under suspicion of DUI for drugs and vehicular assault, the King County Sheriff’s Office said. A passenger in the van was arrested for shoplifting.
The crash happened Monday night in the Five Corners Shopping Center outside Seattle. A 2-year-old boy, his 41-year-old grandfather, and a man in his thirties were critically injured, according to police.
Police said a woman shoplifted from the store and then got into the passenger seat of the van. The driver accelerated forward hitting another car before driving into the store. “It’s unknown exactly why at this time,” said sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott.