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The Today File

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September 17, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Driver seriously hurt in crash on Vashon

Update at 1:27 p.m.: The sheriff’s office says the private bus was transporting students on field trip. Eighteen children have been taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Update at 12:27 p.m.: The King County Sheriff’s Office now says that a driver seriously hurt on Vashon Island on Wednesday collided with a private bus.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates initially said the collision involved a deer. In a later email she said it’s unclear whether a deer was actually struck.

Gates did not have detailed information on injuries sustained by the motorist. She said it does not appear anyone on the bus was hurt.

Original Post:

King County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a serious injury accident on Vashon Island that is blocking traffic in the 24700 block of Vashon Highway Southwest.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates said it appears a motorist was seriously hurt after hitting a deer. After hitting the animal, the car slammed into a guardrail, Gates said.

The road is closed while detectives investigate.

This post will be updated when more information is released.

 

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