An infant who suffered life-threatening injuries was sent to Harborview Medical Center with two other people Wednesday after a collision on Airport Way South, according to the Seattle Fire Department.

The infant, a girl around 3 months old, was in critical but stable condition Wednesday night, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said. She had improved to serious condition Thursday, Gregg said.

Two other people injured in the crash, including a driver Seattle police believe was impaired, were taken to the hospital in stable condition, Seattle Fire spokeswoman Kristin Tinsley said.

The collision occurred at Airport Way South and South Alaska Street around 5 p.m. Traffic-collision detectives have determined a 26-year-old driver crashed into the side of a minivan that was turning left as she was trying to speed past it, according to a statement from the Seattle Police Department.

The woman’s car caught fire, and she was pulled out by bystanders and taken to Harborview, Tinsley said. Seattle police say she showed signs of impairment, according to the statement.

Two girls, an infant and a 15-year-old, were taken to Harborview from the minivan, Tinsley said. A man in the car with them was not injured.


Detectives are still investigating the incident.