Update on Wedgwood DUI crash victim Karina Ulriksen-Schulte and her son: Karina Ulriksen-Schulte heads into a long-awaited surgery and son Elias, also injured in the crash, turns 5 months old.
Ulriksen-Schulte will undergo a long-awaited surgery on her skull, said her husband Dan Schulte in an online journal post this morning. His post is optimistic about his family’s continued recovery.
“Today is a HUGE day for our little family,” he wrote. “We will be celebrating big time tonight with his mama.”
The post did not elaborate on what abilities the family is hoping Karina will improve on or regain after the surgery.
A little less than five months since the accident, which killed both of Dan Schulte’s parents, Elias is at home recovering and Karina is living in a nursing-care facility while she relearns to talk, swallow and walk, according to the family’s attorney.
Earlier this week, the family filed a $45 million claim against the city, accusing it of not doing enough to keep the man who struck the Schulte family off the road. The driver of the vehicle that hit them, Mark W. Mullan,was under the supervision of the Seattle Municipal Court when he hit them 10 days after Elias was born.