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March 19, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Hospital: Injured helicopter-crash victim improving

Richard Newman, the 38-year-old Seattle man who suffered severe burns after a KOMO-TV helicopter crashed and fell on his car Tuesday morning, is “improving, conscious and breathing on his own,” according to officials at Harborview Medical Center.

Newman remains in serious condition in the hospital’s intensive care unit, spokeswoman Susan Gregg wrote in a Wednesday morning email.

“No surgeries are planned for today and his condition is not expected to change today,” Gregg wrote.

Newman, a clinical trials project manager at Genelex who also works as a part-time disease intervention specialist at Public Health — Seattle & King County, suffered burns on 15-20 percent of his body in the crash.

Well-wishers can mail cards to Harborview or send  a note to Newman here.

An update on the crash from the National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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