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March 24, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Woman in serious condition after downtown Seattle car crash

A Seattle firefighter exits the SUV involved in a crash on Fourth Avenue near Virginia Street Sunday requiring a "heavy rescue" response where the roof and steering wheel of the vehicle were cut away.   (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)

A Seattle firefighter exits the SUV involved in a crash on Fourth Avenue near Virginia Street Sunday requiring a “heavy rescue” response where the roof and steering wheel of the vehicle were cut away. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)

A woman in her 30s was in serious condition after a vehicle accident near 4th Avenue and Virginia Street in Seattle Sunday afternoon.

The impact from a collision with a sedan threw the Toyota Highlander the woman was driving on its side into a parked car. Witnesses said a group of about 30 people tried unsuccessfully to push the car back up.

Seattle firefighters eventually lifted a male passenger in stable condition out of a window and sliced the roof off the vehicle to rescue the woman, who  was stuck underneath the steering column with a head injury.  Both were taken to Harborview Medical Center.

A man and woman in the other car stopped at the scene and declined medical attention. The Seattle Police Department  is still investigating what caused the accident.

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