Update, 1:30 p.m. May 16: The Redmond man who was injured in Wednesday morning's collision is expected to be released from the hospital soon.
"He’s still at the hospital, but thankfully ended up (with) minor injuries," Redmond Police spokesman Jim Bove wrote in an email.
Update, 11:50 a.m. May 16: All lanes of Redmond Way are now reopen to traffic.
Original post: Drivers can expect delays in the area west of downtown Wednesday morning as the continues its investigation of an early morning collision that sent a 53-year-old Redmond man to the hospital with serious injuries.
The crash happened at about 7:20 a.m. in the 15300 block of Redmond Way when a semi-truck attempting to make a wide right turn struck a Ford Focus as both vehicles were traveling westbound. Police spokesman Jim Bove said the driver of the Focus was speeding and attempted to get by in the right lane after the truck had already began turning.
“You can see the skid marks in the picture,” Bove said.
The driver sustained serious injuries to the left side of his body and was transported to Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland. His two teenage sons, who were also in the car, received minor injuries.
The driver of the truck, which was carrying dry goods, was not injured.
Bove said police are continuing to investigate the collision and that lanes on westbound Redmond Way near 152nd Avenue Northeast could remain blocked until around 11:30 a.m. Delays are also expected on 148th Avenue Northeast and West Lake Sammamish Parkway throughout the morning.
Redmond Patch will update this story when more information is available.