Topic: car accident
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November 1, 2013 at 9:05 PM
A vehicle accident on the border of SeaTac and Tukwila has killed one driver and sent the other driver to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
The accident happened on the 13400 block of Military Road South at about 8:30 p.m. The King County’s Sheriff’s Office has not released additional information about what caused the accident or who the victims are.
We will update this post as more details become available.
October 13, 2013 at 4:18 PM
A 79-year-old woman visiting a friend in North Seattle early Sunday morning crashed her car into the basement of a home next door, the Seattle Fire Department confirmed.
Neither the woman nor the residents of the house were injured.
The driver said that she didn’t know how the crash occurred, that she was scared and climbed out through the driver’s side window.
The fire department pulled the car out of the basement of the house, which suffered some structural damage.
June 18, 2013 at 2:40 PM
An elderly woman has been hospitalized after she crashed her car into a building this afternoon in North Seattle.
The 79-year-old woman apparently suffered some sort of medical emergency before she crashed into the building in the 1100 block of North Northgate Way just after noon, said Seattle police public information officer Renee Witt. The woman told officers she thought she was putting the vehicle in drive, but instead put it in reverse and hit the building.
Witnesses said the woman looked confused, Witt said.
Police said the driver then pulled her car out of the building, hit some vehicles, and then apparently drove back into the building.
The woman sustained minor injuries when her airbag deployed, Witt said.
The building had no significant structural damage, Seattle firefighters said.
May 26, 2013 at 6:55 PM
Nine people were injured, one seriously, in a two-car accident near Kent about 5:45 p.m. Sunday.
Two vehicles collided near the intersection of South 277th Street and Star Lake Road, sending nine people, including one child, to area hosptials, said Captain Kyle Ohashi, spokesman for the Kent Fire Department.
A van carrying an unknown number of people hit a sedan, sending seven passengers from the van to the hospital with minor injuries. Two people in the sedan were also injured, one seriously.
None of the injuries appeared life-threatening, Ohashi said.
Accident investigators are still at the scene. South 277th Street is expected to be closed for several hours.
May 26, 2013 at 5:50 PM
Four people were killed Sunday morning in a two-car accident in Grant County after one of the vehicles wound up in an irrigation ditch.
Two children and two adults, all in a full-size SUV, all died after their vehicle collided at the intersection of Beverly-Burge Road Southwest and County Road One with a compact hatchback about 9 a.m. Sunday, Grant County Sheriff’s spokesman Kyle Foreman said. The SUV was sent into an irrigation ditch that was full and flowing.
The vehicle traveled about 100 yards down the canal.
The adult male driver of the SUV and his adult female passenger died. Two children were taken to Quincy Valley Medical Center, but they both later died.
The driver of the other vehicle was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
The Grant County Motor Traffic Unit is investigating the cause of the accident, Foreman said.
December 28, 2012 at 8:27 PM
Two people drowned early Friday morning in Tukwila after their vehicle plunged into Green River.
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified them as Johnetta Powell-Stewart, 35, and Conjewel M. Glover, 38.
Police found both drowned at about 1:45 a.m. near South 180th Street, not far from Southcenter Mall, according to KOMO4. Witnesses told police the car was speeding when it slammed into an embankment and then flew into the river, according to the report.
November 13, 2012 at 7:45 AM
The Associated Press
MARYSVILLE — Peggy Ray didn’t think twice when she stopped her car and ran to help victims of an accident on Interstate 5 near Everett.
She crawled through a broken window Saturday and helped stabilize a bleeding driver and his passenger until an emergency crew arrived to rescue the people trapped in the partially submerged car.
But Ray told KOMO-TV that when she returned to her vehicle, $900 had been taken from her purse. It represented two weeks’ work for the Marysville barista who supports six teenage kids.
Ray says someone else who pulled over at the accident scene likely took the money from her purse.
Washington state troopers are investigating and hope a tip might lead to an arres
February 29, 2012 at 9:05 AM
Four University of Washington students who were hospitalized last week after a traffic accident on a coastal California highway have been released from the hospital with plans to return to Seattle.
UW spokesman Norm Arkans said that three of the four drove back to Seattle on Monday. The fourth injured student was scheduled to fly back on Tuesday, he said.
Two vans, each carrying 11 students and being driven by students, were traveling side by side southbound on Highway 101 near Bradley, Calif., when the van in the right lane veered into the left lane, ramming into the right side of the other, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The van that was struck then swerved back and forth before overturning on the shoulder, the report says. Two students were ejected from that van. Four students were hospitalized and another five received minor injuries, authorities said.
Most of the students are in the UW’s business school, Arkans said. The students were on their way to a leadership seminar in Santa Maria.
January 10, 2012 at 9:13 PM
One of the two men who died in the head-on crash on State Route 167 on Monday was a new father, en route to the hospital to pick up his girlfriend and their newborn, the Tacoma News Tribune reported.
The man, Jerry Neal, 28, of Bonney Lake, was driving the SUV that crossed into oncoming traffic and struck the car driven by Gregory Stevens, 30, of Puyallup.
Stevens was on his way home after running errands when the crash occurred
Washington State Patrol troopers are still investigating the cause of the accident.
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