No injuries were reported after a black Mercedes sedan crashed head-on into a tree at the intersection of 84th Ave. SE and SE 72nd St. at 6 p.m Thursday evening.
Mercer Island Police Sgt. Brian Noel said an out-of-town couple was driving an S 400 Mercedes-Benz southbound on SE 84th Avenue at around 6 p.m. when the man driving failed to notice the road curving to the right in the darkness and drove straight into a tree.
"The roadway is not very well lit in that area and the man realized he had missed the turn when he saw the sidewalk," Sgt. Noel said. "By then it was too late."
The vehicle's air bags deployed and there were no reported injuries in the crash, and the car was later towed from the scene by Starbuck's Towing.
The large tree at the point of impact, across the street from Islander Middle School, sustained minor damage.