DUI crash in Renton hospitalizes two

A two-vehicle collision Feb. 2 on State Route 167 in Renton has hospitalized two men.

Law enforcement charged one of the drivers, a 28-year-old Renton man, with a DUI and vehicular assault for the collision.

First responders transported a 54-year-old Renton man to Harborview Medical Center for injuries and the 28-year-old to Valley Medical Center for injuries received in the collision.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the collision resulted from the 28-year-old’s vehicle following “too closely” to the 54-year-old man’s vehicle. According to the news release, the 28-year-old’s vehicle struck the rear of the 54-year-old’s vehicle as they traveled northbound on State Route 167 at 180th Street.

The 28-year-old’s vehicle crossed lanes and struck the left shoulder barrier, arriving at a stop. The 54-year-old’s vehicle arrived at a stop in a ditch on the right shoulder.

According to state patrol, the collision resulted in roadway blockages for four hours and 20 minutes.