Car Drives into Apartment Staircase on Benson

Kent man pleads guilty to filing a false car insurance claim.

Driver and passenger both sent to the hospital

Just after midnight, a vehicle left the road striking the outside staircase of an apartment at the 22400 block of the Benson Road in Kent’s East Hill.

Puget Sound Fire units Engine 74 and Ladder 74 responded at midnight to find both the driver and passenger still in the car. They requested South King County Medic One due to the heavy damage to the vehicle. After being checked by Medic One, both patients were sent to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries by Tri Med ambulance. There were no injuries to tenants in the apartment.

Battalion 74 requested a City of  Kent building official to determine building safety. They determined the building was safe to occupy but the staircase will have to be replaced. The front window of the apartment was broken and the onsite maintenance staff secured the window.

[Source: Puget Sound RFA]