50 Past Arrest Warrants for Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Deadly Seattle Bus Crash

Adam Abelson

Adam Abelson faces multiple charges, including vehicular homicide, after being accused of causing a fatal collision in Seattle that resulted in the death of a pedestrian and injuries to several bus passengers. The incident, which occurred on November 4, involved Abelson’s vehicle crashing into a metro bus, subsequently causing it to hit a woman on the sidewalk.

Prosecutors have highlighted Abelson’s extensive criminal history, noting that he has approximately 50 warrants for his arrest and has been implicated in various offenses. Charging documents from the recent incident allege that Abelson was driving at high speeds, significantly over the 25 mph speed limit, and failed to stop at a red light. His vehicle collided with a Prius and then struck the bus, redirecting it toward pedestrian Amanda Schneider, who attempted to flee but was fatally struck.

Casey McNerthney from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office remarked on the rarity of such bus-related accidents and emphasized the significance of the tragedy. According to reports, 14 passengers were on the bus at the time of the crash, with 11 requiring hospitalization.

Authorities found drug paraphernalia in Abelson’s car, leading to suspicions that drug use may have contributed to the crash. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office awaits further information from the Seattle Police to determine if additional charges are warranted.

Abelson’s current charges include vehicular homicide, reckless driving, and operating a vehicle without a valid license. His criminal record spans various crimes, including hit-and-run, theft, and making false statements to a public servant, but only a few of these cases have been processed by the prosecuting attorney’s office.

Prosecutors have requested a bail amount of at least $500,000, citing the need to present Abelson’s history and the severity of the incident to the court. Investigations continue, with the state toxicology lab working to ascertain whether Abelson was under the influence during the crash.

Chris Morris
Author: Chris Morris

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