Topic: Harborview Medical Center
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November 20, 2013 at 4:26 PM
A Seattle police motorcycle officer who was seriously injured in a collision Monday morning in the Sodo neighborhood remains in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center.
The officer was riding west on South Lander Street at Third Avenue South around 9 a.m. when the driver of a 2011 Subaru Forester made a U-turn in front of him, according to Seattle police said. The impact knocked the motorcycle over, injuring the officer.
A citizen ran over to the injured officer and used the officer’s radio to alert SPD dispatch to the accident, police said.
“His quick-thinking, and calm demeanor alerted officers to the situation and sped up emergency response,” police said in their online blog.
A Drug Recognition Expert officer evaluated the driver of the Subaru, but found no indications of any impairment, police said.
Police, on Wednesday, said the officer is a 25-year veteran of the force. His name has not been released.
“He’s hurt but the injuries are something he will recover from,” said Sgt. Sean Whitcomb.
November 16, 2013 at 9:40 PM
Two people were seriously hurt and a man was arrested after a shooting near the entrance to the Muckleshoot Casino tonight.
Auburn Police Cmdr. Jamie Sidell said the two shooting victims were taken to Harborview Medical Center with “significant injuries.” He said police quickly arrested the gunman.
Sidell said details are scarce. He said the shooting happened shortly after 9 p.m.
In July 2011, a man opened fire inside a nightclub at the Auburn casino. The man was targeting his ex-wife and her male friend while they were dancing at Club Galaxy inside the Muckleshoot Casino, police said. Gunfire also struck his ex-wife’s two sisters and three bystanders.
October 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM
A 14-year-old Everett girl was taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries after being hit by a car on the sidewalk near the intersection of 112th Street and Seventh Avenue SE, according to Everett police.
A Toyota Camry, driven by a 48-year-old and headed west, veered into the sidewalk after being hit by a Chevy Suburban, driven by a 16-year-old turning east, around 2:40 p.m., police spokesman Aaron Snell said.
The Camry hit a third vehicle and then a building and the girl before rolling and landing upside down in a gap between the sidewalk and the building, Snell said.
Westbound 112th Street was closed as Everett police investigated; one eastbound lane was open. Traffic on southbound Seventh Avenue was being diverted east to 112th, police said.
October 2, 2013 at 9:59 PM
A 20-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center after being slashed in the face with a machete in a fight in Everett on Wednesday evening, police said.
The man is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries, Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell said.
The fight began between two brothers in the 3200 block of 18th Street, and when a 47-year-old bystander stepped in to break it up, the brothers turned on him, Snell said. The man was hit with a baseball bat, and in retaliation he pulled out a machete and swung it at the pair, slashing one of them in the face, Snell said.
The man with the machete has been arrested and is being questioned, Snell said, but it’s not clear whether charges will be filed.
The other brother ran off, and Everett police, who responded to the scene around 7:30 p.m., have not yet been able to find him, Snell said.
Snell said he didn’t know whether the brothers knew the other man, but he said all three are believed to live in the same neighborhood.
September 6, 2013 at 1:43 PM
A Tenino motorcyclist who was struck by lightning on Interstate 5 during a rainstorm Thursday morning was released from Harborview Medical Center today, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg says.
The 59-year-old man, who has not been identified, was riding along the freeway near Chehalis when he was hit by the bolt of lightning.
Martin Zapalac and his wife were driving behind the motorcyclist and saw the lightning strike. Zapalac said that they saw the man drive onto the shoulder and collapse. When the motorcyclist pulled off his helmet, the hair on the right side of his head was singed and his ear appeared blackened.
The motorcyclist was in the intensive-care unit at the Seattle trauma center this morning, Gregg said.
July 13, 2013 at 10:34 AM
A man has life-threatening injuries after being run over near the intersection of Broadway and Yesler Way shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday, according to the Seattle Police Department.
A Washington State Patrol trooper was flagged down by a motorist about 4:15 a.m. and told a man was lying in the middle of Yesler Way. The trooper found the victim in the street with obvious injuries. The man, believed to be in his 40s, was taken to Harborview Medical Center.
There were no witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact SPD, 206-625-5011.
July 2, 2013 at 8:12 PM
A man on a skateboard was seriously injured early Tuesday morning after a collision with a car at 33rd Avenue South and South Graham Street, according to the Seattle Police Department.
The skateboarder was traveling north on 33rd Avenue South around 1:20 a.m. and entered the traffic lane of the driver of a Honda, who was eastbound on South Graham Street. The driver had no time to react to avoid the collision.
Officers responded to the collision and found the skateboarder on the ground being attended by Fire Ddepartment medics. The skateboarder, a man in his 20s, was taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Alcohol was not a factor, police said. The investigation is ongoing.
July 2, 2013 at 1:33 PM
The Associated Press
PORT ANGELES — A 14-year-old girl who was pinned under a pickup after it crashed Sunday on a forest road near Quilcene has died.
Harborview Medical Center in Seattle told the Peninsula Daily News that Ruby-Jean Murray of Brinnon died Tuesday of her injuries.
The Jefferson County sheriff’s office says she was riding in the bed of the pickup with two others as the 18-year-old driver reversed at high speed. The truck overturned in a ditch. The two other passengers were thrown clear but Murray was pinned underneath for nearly half an hour.
November 14, 2012 at 6:54 PM
More than 300 union nurses, technicians and other health-care workers marched in front of Harborview Medical Center Wednesday, saying they need higher staffing levels to adequately care for patients and more money to recruit and retain staff.
Members of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, at a loud, spirited rally, said nurses are forced to either forgo breaks in their 12-hour shifts or leave colleagues with a double load of patients — an unsafe situation.
Five members of the Metropolitan King County Council have asked the Harborview board to resolve the labor dispute in a “fair and expedient manner.”
Councilman Larry Gossett, who spoke at the rally, said staff there are paid 20 to 30 percent lower than their counterparts at other hospitals.
Although Harborview is owned by King County, it is managed by the University of Washington through UW Medicine. Tina Mankowski, associate vice president for medical affairs at UW Medicine, said in a statement: “We are and remain committed to patient safety and to the successful resolution of our collective bargaining initiative.”
November 13, 2012 at 2:48 PM
A 16-year-old boy who died in a car crash in South Park on Sunday night has been identified as Mario Luis Martinez Herrera.
Denny International Middle School, where Herrera once attended, released a letter to students’ families identifying the teen driver. Also killed in the crash was Luciana “Lucie” Hernandez, an eighth-grader at the school, according to school officials.
Hernandez’s older sister, Karla, a ninth-grader at Chief Sealth International High School, was also in the accident and is being treated at Harborview, according to the letter written by Principal Jeff Clark.
Hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said the girl is in serious condition in the Intensive Care Unit. Two other youths were hospitalized after the crash. It’s unclear what their medical conditions are.
Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt said that police have heard accounts that the crash was caused by racing.
“Detectives will be talking to the young man who said this was a racing type of situation,” Witt said. “Speed may have been a factor in the collision.”
Five people were riding inside a 1990 Acura Integra traveling north on 8th Avenue South when Herrera apparently lost control of the car on a curve. The vehicle struck a telephone pole in the 9200 block just after 8 p.m.
Hernandez died shortly after arriving at Harborbiew.
Clark, in his letter, said “Today at school we had a moment of silence, an eighth-grade class meeting, individual and group grief counseling and a place for interested students to come together at lunch time. Additionally, students had an opportunity to begin to create a tribute which will be displayed at school and then taken to the service to be given to Lucie’s family.”
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