University Bridge reopens after bad Monday crash that injured 2

The University Bridge was closed for several hours Monday evening after a two-car crash that caused life-threatening injuries for one driver.

According to the SPD Blotter, a Volkswagen Passat was traveling south on the bridge at 6:45 p.m. when it was hit mid-span by a Toyota MR2 that was traveling north. The Toyota crossed the center line and collided with the Passat.

Both drivers were treated at the scene by Seattle Police and Seattle Fire Department personnel. The Toyota driver was taken to Harborview Medical Center with significant life-threatening injuries. The Passat driver was also taken to Harborview for treatment.

Blood was obtained from the Toyota driver at the hospital as police investigate if the driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol.

The bridge was closed for several hours as the accident scene was investigated. It was reopened late Monday evening.