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December 6, 2013 at 8:24 AM
Two men were shot while they were sitting inside a parked car early this morning in Pioneer Square, according to Seattle police.
Seattle Fire Department medics said the two victims, in serious condition, were taken to Harborview Medical Center.
Police said the shooting happened about 2 a.m. near South Washington Street and Occidental Avenue South.
Officers searched but did not locate the suspected shooter, police said. Detectives from the Homicide and Assault Unit are investigating.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Seattle police.
November 18, 2013 at 9:21 AM
UPDATE : 1:07 p.m. | A Seattle police motorcycle officer was seriously injured in a collision this morning in the Sodo neighborhood.
Just before 9 a.m., the officer was riding west on South Lander Street at Third Avenue South when the driver of a 2011 Subaru Forester made a U-turn in front of him, 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 wrote in the department’s online blog.
Fire department medics treated the officer at the scene before taking him to Harborview Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.
A Drug Recognition Expert officer evaluated the driver of the Subaru, but found no indications of any impairment, police said.
UPDATE: 10:15 a.m.| The motorcycle police officer in this collision suffered serious injuries, according to a tweet from the Seattle Police Department.
Previous post:| A Seattle police officer was injured shortly before 9 a.m. today when his motorcycle and a car collided in the SoDo area.
Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said the officer was thrown about 10 to 15 feet after the collision at Fourth Avenue South and South Lander Street.
The officer, a 57-year-old man, suffered a fracture, Moore said. He was reported alert and oriented and was being taken to Harborview Medical Center.
September 3, 2013 at 9:53 AM
Two Canadian climbers who were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center after falling into a crevasse on Mount Rainier Sunday were reported awake and improving at the hospital this morning.
The two men, whose identities have not been released, are in serious condition and remain in intensive care, said Harborview spokeswoman Susan Gregg.
A third climber in the group, less severely injured, was taken by ambulance to a different hospital. That climber’s condition wasn’t available .
A Mount Rainier National Park spokesman said the three fell into the crevasse at 11,400 feet on the Emmons Glacier, 3,000 feet below the mountain’s summit.
August 30, 2013 at 12:36 PM
A bicycle-pedestrian collision that left a pedestrian seriously hurt in a Madison Park crosswalk last Friday morning has prompted community groups to plan a “vigil walk” for traffic safety Saturday.
The Madison Park Community Council’s website says the 10 a.m. event will start at the Wells Fargo Bank, 4009 E. Madison, near where the collision occurred.
City and community leaders, including Mayor Mike McGinn, are expected to attend.
The accident occurred just before 9 a.m. last Friday at the intersection of East Madison Street and McGilvra Boulevard East. Neither the 26-year-old cyclist nor the pedestrian, who was reportedly well-dressed but not carrying identification, has been officially identified.
At the time of the collision, Fire Department medics said the pedestrian, who had been in a marked crosswalk, suffered “life-threatening” head injuries and was taken to Harborview Medical Center. The cyclist, described as having scrapes and bruises, also was taken to Harborview.
Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson said the department’s Traffic Collision Investigation Squad is investigating the case. He said the investigation was triggered by the severity of the pedestrian’s injury, not by any conclusion that a crime had been committed.
The investigation could “take a long time,” he said, and if evidence of a crime is found, it would be presented to the King County prosecutor.
Aaron Pickus, McGinn’s spokesman, said the mayor plans to attend the Saturday event, but it’s not clear if he will speak. Pickus said representatives of the city’s Transportation Department have had some contact with Madison Park community groups about possible ways to improve safety in the area.
August 26, 2013 at 1:01 PM
A woman in her 60s was taken to Harborview Medical Center today after an unusual incident in which she was hit by her own car.
It’s believed the woman was getting out of her car after parking at a Ballard grocery store and the car rolled backward as she got out, striking her, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore.
The woman was hit by the car, but was not run over, he said. She suffered scrapes and bruises in the incident outside Ballard Market at 1400 Northwest 56th St.
The woman was taken to the hospital largely as a precaution and to be checked for possible internal injuries, Moore said.
July 28, 2013 at 10:59 AM
A driver involved in a fatal car crash in West Seattle on Saturday night appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, Seattle police said.
At about 9:11 p.m., a Chevy pickup truck southbound on Delridge Way Southwest struck a Honda CRV that was making a left turn onto the northbound lane from Southwest Kenyon Street, police said. The impact caused the Chevy truck to roll over and ejected a man riding in the pickup’s bed. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.
Police said the driver of the Chevy truck showed signs of alcohol consumption and was arrested and processed for driving under the influence. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
A front-seat passenger in the truck was treated at the scene and released, police said.
Police said they didn’t detect any signs of impairment in the driver of the Honda, who was transported to Harborview with minor injuries.
Detectives responded to the scene. Delridge Way Southwest was closed about one block in each direction for more than four hours.
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July 20, 2013 at 9:14 AM
A 22-year-old man was fatally stabbed in Renton about 1 a.m. Saturday, and a 16-year-old Seattle youth believed to have been his attacker has been arrested.
Renton police said the victim and his brothers confronted the Seattle teen, after the teen attempted to break into a parked car belonging to the victim’s brother in the 200 block of Southwest Fifth Place.
A fight ensued in which the Seattle teen stabbed the Renton man, police said.
The victim suffered two stab wounds to his torso. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center, where he died in surgery.
Police arrested the 16-year-old and one of his companions; officers say they have recovered what they believe to be the murder weapon.
Police say they are not looking for any other suspects, and no related danger to the public is anticipated.
July 20, 2013 at 8:25 AM
Seattle police are asking the public’s assistance in finding a driver who seriously injured a teenage pedestrian on Martin Luther King Way South about 8 p.m. Friday.
Seattle police spokeswoman Detective Renee Witt said the 15-year-old boy who was hit sustained a life-threatening head injury. He and his brother were crossing Martin Luther King Way South near South Walden Street.
A southbound car hit the 15-year-old, then left the scene. The driver did not provide information or assistance, Witt said.
Seattle Fire Department medics responded, taking the teen to Harborview Medical Center.
The vehicle is described as a dark grey (charcoal) Honda, possibly a newer model. It may have a missing driver’s door mirror and broken front headlight, or other damage.
Anyone with information about this vehicle or the incident is asked to call 9-1-1. Anonymous tips are welcome.
June 27, 2013 at 1:37 PM
Seattle police are asking the public’s help in locating a driver who apparently fled the scene Wednesday after hitting a pedestrian who had been using a cane as he tried to cross a busy six-lane section of Rainier Avenue South.
Police spokeswoman Renee Witt said a witness heard a “thunk” and then saw a man lying unresponsive in a curb lane in the 3100 block of Rainier Avenue South, near Franklin High School. The man appeared to have been trying to cross the street at mid-block.
Medics took the man to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
At midday Thursday, police had no description of the vehicle involved. Anyone with information about the case is asked the call the SPD Traffic Collision unit at 206-684-8923. Anonymous tips are welcome, police said.
March 29, 2013 at 9:21 AM
A 19-year-old man suffered what police are calling life-threatening injuries early today after falling from a piece of fenced-off equipment at Gas Works Park.
Seattle Police say the man and a friend had scaled the fence to climb atop the structure inside the park.
The victim fell about 5:20 a.m. while moving along a walkway about 30 feet off the ground, police said. He fell through a gap in the grating to the ground below.
The man’s friend called 911. Seattle Fire Department medics administered CPR and took the injured man to Harborview Medical Center.
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