Submitted by egghead on November 12, 2013
Porsche hits 140 mph, then Mercer Island building
Posted by Bob Young
.A Porsche Panamera crashed into a Mercer Island building late Friday and burst into flames after a high-speed chase by the State Patrol.
The car reached speeds of 140 mph, according to the Mercer Island Fire Department, before it exited Interstate 90 and slammed into a building in the 3000 block of Island Crest Way just before 11:30 p.m.
The driver and a passenger in the vehicle were taken to a hospital with minor injuries. The car fire did not spread to the building, which contains several medical offices, according to the Fire Department. Damage estimates were not available.