Seattle Police: Woman pulled from car, beaten in road rage assault

Police are investigating a brazen road rage incident in West Seattle over the weekend, involving two suspects pulling a 22-year-old woman from her car and beating her in the street.

Officers were called on Saturday around 4:36 p.m. to a road rage call near California Ave SW and SW Charlestown St. According to the report, the road rage incident escalated into an assault.

FOX 13 Seattle spoke to the 22-year-old victim. She did not want to use her name because she is terrified after the brutal attack.

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She tells us she was in town from Yakima visiting her father in a nursing home. Her father has brain injury after getting three tumors removed, she said.

She says she accidentally cut off the suspect's vehicle, and then they attacked her.

"Both girls dragged me out of my truck and started beating me and, while I was getting beat up in the intersection, my truck rolled down the hill into three parked cars. And my sister had to chase it and try to stop it so it didn't hurt anybody," said the victim.

The victim said a Good Samaritan intervened and pulled the attackers off of her.

FOX 13 Seattle obtained video of the attack. The video shows two women punching the victim then throwing her to the ground in the intersection.

After a few seconds, the video shows the two attackers casually walking back to their Range Rover, before speeding down the street.

However, witnesses tell FOX 13 Seattle the attackers did not go far.

"It’s disheartening that Seattle Police didn’t show up in a timely manner. We could have got those girls. They were a mile away on the beach partying," the victim told us.

A witness provided video to FOX 13 Seattle of the black Range Rover they say was involved in the attack parked a few blocks away near Alki Beach. 

The video shows a black Range Rover, with its front license plate missing, and what appears to be a piece of paper in the front windshield. This car matches the suspect vehicle from the video.

"It’s sad that this is the state of our city. That I have to worry. You have to worry. We all have to worry. That we could be victimized, and then the criminals are emboldened, knowing there is no accountability for their actions," said Wendy Carrington.

Carrington is another Good Samaritan who tried to stop the attack. She said she waited for about two hours for police to arrive at the scene.

SPD confirmed that the call for the incident came in around 4:36 p.m. to the Seattle Care Department. SPD was dispatched to the scene at 7:26 p.m.

"I kept apologizing for our city, saying, ‘I'm sorry you had to experience this.’ This is just awful," said Carrington.

The victim said she feels like law enforcement is not taking her case seriously.

"Nobody is contacting me. Nobody is reaching out. Nobody is wanting to find these girls except for me," she said.

The suspects have not yet been identified.

Anyone with information on the road rage attack or the suspects is urged to call SPD's violent crimes tip line at (206) 233-5000. Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for info that leads to their arrest.  Call 1-800-222-TIPS or text the info through the P3 Tips App or at

911 response timeline

1636 hours:

  • 1 uninvolved passerby initiated original call and described a vehicle hitting parked vehicles and being involved in a "cluster."
  • The call was initially entered as a Priority One (Immediate/High Priority) Hit and Run collision event (specifically, MVC/1).

1636 hours:

  • 2 different uninvolved passersby called to report disturbances between 2 females who were in one vehicle and 1 female who was in a separate vehicle.
  • The respective reports described the disturbance as road rage, including accounts of the fighting having stopped and respective vehicles having driven off. Neither of these 2 callers reported seeing weapons nor injuries.

1637 hours:

  • 1 involved party calls in, stating their involvement a road rage incident during which the involved party’s sister was pulled out of their vehicle by a subject(s) and collisions with other vehicles occurred.
  • The involved party advised the 9-1-1 call taker that her sister declined medics, that no weapons were seen, and that the subject(s) left in a vehicle.
  • Per CARE Priority Codes Policy, the call was converted to a Priority 2 (Urgent) when the involved party informed the 9-1-1 call taker that her sister declined medics, that no weapons were seen, and that the subject(s) left in a vehicle.

1812 hours:

  • The involved party called 9-1-1 a second time.
  • The involved party requested medics, indicating her sister does not feel well.
  • SFD screened and advised they were responding.

1824 hours:

  • SFD called, advised they could not locate the victim.

1852 hours

  • SFD called, requested SPD respond.
  • SFD located the victim and transported them to Harborview Medical Center (HMC).

1926 hours:

  • SPD patrol officers were dispatched enroute.

2001 hours:

  • SPD patrol arrived by this time.

2014 hours:

  • SPD officer advised 9-1-1 dispatch they are enroute to HMC to contact the victim.
  • The call is cleared CY/430. The 430 disposition is classified as a collision type of incident.

Editor's Note: The story has been updated to clarify that the timeline provided is from the Seattle CARE Department, not the Seattle Police Department. SPD was dispatched to the scene at 7:26 p.m.


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