Police say it appears the driver of the Shuttle Express van suffered some sort of medical emergency before jumping a curb and hitting four pedestrians in downtown Seattle.

Share story

A 28-year-old man injured when a shuttle van jumped a curb in downtown Seattle has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, Harborview Medical Center said Friday morning.

Three other people injured in the Thursday morning crash — two women, ages 29 and 39, and a 52-year-old man — have been discharged from the hospital.

The four pedestrians were injured when the Shuttle Express van jumped the curb near Fifth Avenue and Pine Street and struck a building just before noon. Police said it appears the Shuttle Express driver suffered some sort of medical emergency and lost control of the van.

Traffic Lab is a Seattle Times project that digs into the region’s thorny transportation issues, spotlights promising approaches to easing gridlock, and helps readers find the best ways to get around. It is funded with the help of community sponsors Alaska Airlines, CenturyLink, Kemper Development Co., NHL Seattle, PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company, Sabey Corp., Seattle Children’s hospital and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Seattle Times editors and reporters operate independently of our funders and maintain editorial control over Traffic Lab content.

Learn more about Traffic Lab » | Follow us on Twitter »

The driver as well as another person who was hit by flying glass were also hospitalized, but their conditions were not immediately known.

Most Read Local Stories

Unlimited Digital Access. $1 for 4 weeks.

A Shuttle Express supervisor on Friday declined to identify the driver and said the company would not have any comment on the crash.

“I’m a supervisor and I have no comment and neither does anyone else,” she said. “And we won’t have any comment at any point.”