Car disintegrates in high-speed rollover crash in Seattle

SEATTLE - A car virtually disintegrated after barrel-rolling and crashing at high speed Thursday afternoon in a South Beacon Hill neighborhood, police said.

Officers responded to the scene, in the 6500 block of South Donovan Street, at about 1:30 p.m. after receiving a report of a high-speed crash.

Seattle fire officials said the driver apparently experienced a medical emergency before the crash and lost control of the vehicle.

The car rolled over three times at high speed and crashed into a tree on Beacon Hill Avenue South near South Cloverdale Street.

Aerial footage shot by KOMO's Air 4 showed the car was a mangled wreck of twisted metal after the crash.

The driver, identified as a man in his 50s with a history of diabetes, apparently survived the crash. He was rushed to the hospital with severe injuries.