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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

August 25, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Motorcyclist survives 30-foot fall from I-5 in Seattle

A motorcyclist who fell about 30 feet from Interstate 5 and into a patch of bushes has been taken to Harborview Medical Center.

The motorcyclist suffered a dislocated left shoulder and a knee injury, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The accident occurred at 11:08 a.m. at the Swift Avenue South/South Albro Place exit off I-5 north in Seattle.

Seattle Fire spokesman Kyle Moore said it took rescue crews 20 minutes to lift the man onto the roadway. He said crews used a ladder truck equipped with a rescue backboard called a “Stokes” basket.

“He went over the guard rail, fell 30 feet and landed on sticker bushes. He’s going to be fine. It’s a good day for him,” Moore said.

Moore did not know if the man’s motorcycle went over the guard rail as well.

 

| More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Interstate 5, motorcycle crash, Seattle Fire Department


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