For at least 19 days, alleged BLM protesters have been standing in a major Seattle highway and blocking traffic.

Last night, as protesters stood in the dark on a major highway, things went terribly wrong.

***Warning***The videos are extremely graphic:

According to the AP -A 27-year-old man drove a white Jaguar onto a closed freeway in Seattle early Saturday and barreled through a panicked crowd of protesters, injuring two women, officials said.

Dawit Kelete of Seattle drove the car around vehicles that were blocking Interstate 5 and sped into the crowd at about 1:40 a.m., according to a police report released by the Washington State Patrol. Video taken at the scene by protesters showed people shouting “Car! Car!” before fleeing the roadway.

Summer Taylor, 24, of Seattle and Diaz Love, 32, of Bellingham were in critical condition with multiple injuries, according to Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg.

Love was filming the protest in a nearly two-hour-long Facebook livestream captioned “Black Femme March takes I-5” when the video ended abruptly; with about 15 seconds left, shouts of “Car!” can be heard as the camera starts to shake before screeching tires and the sound of impact are heard. The Associated Press could not immediately reach her.

The driver was in custody, Washington State Patrol Capt. Ron Mead said. Charges had not been filed as of Saturday morning.

Officials were trying to determine the motive as well as point of entry onto the interstate. Mead said Kelete was suspected to have driven the wrong way on a ramp. Mead said troopers did not know whether it was a targeted attack, but impairment was not considered a factor.

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One protester tried to claim that the accident was a “hit and run” and then later retracted his account, saying that the driver of the vehicle stayed on the scene until the EMS arrived:

Captain Meade spoke out about the protest that’s been illegally blocking an interstate highway for 19 days. Meade told the media, “It’s illegal to block an interstate,” and that the protests taking place on the highway “needs to end”.

 

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