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October 3, 2013 at 3:42 PM
UPDATE: 4:15 p.m. | A 71-year-old woman and her 4-year-old grandchild are in stable condition at Harborview Medical Center after their car crashed into a house in South Seattle.
Responding firefighters had to cut the woman out of the silver SUV, where she was trapped, Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said. They took the 4-year-old out earlier.
The woman had picked up the child from a nearby school when she lost control of the car and crashed into the building, Moore said. The exact cause of the crash isn’t yet known.
Moore also didn’t have a damage estimate for the building, but he said firefighters determined that it is still structurally sound.
ORIGINAL POST | A silver SUV crashed into a house at South Victor Street and 57th Avenue South in South Seattle this afternoon.
The woman driving the vehicle called police around 2:30 p.m., saying she couldn’t get out, Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt said.
A witness who also reported the accident told dispatchers that a child may have been in the car, Witt said, but that report is unconfirmed. The extent of any injuries or damage to property is not known, though Witt said no one was in the house when the car hit it.
The Seattle Fire Department is on the scene, and we’ll post more details when they become available.
August 10, 2013 at 12:28 PM
Two children were injured in a Skyway home on Saturday morning when their mother accidentally crashed a pickup into the house, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
The 48-year-old woman was backing out of her driveway in the 10800 block of Garden Place about 8 a.m. when she struck something, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. John Hall. She then put the pickup into drive and either hit the accelerator or hit the accelerator and the brake at the same time, Hall said. The pickup crashed into the home, injuring her 5- and 10-year-old children, Hall said.
The two kids suffered what appeared to be minor injuries and were taken to Valley General Hospital in Renton for treatment, he said. One may have suffered a broken foot, Hall said. The woman was shaken and sore, but did not appear to have serious injuries, he said. She rode with the children to the hospital, Hall said.
Hall said the woman did not show indications of drug or alcohol use and the crash appeared to be “just an accident.”
December 27, 2012 at 10:09 AM
UPDATE: 10:25 a.m. | The body of a man found near a pickup in Snohomish County this morning is believed to be a man who shot and wounded his ex-wife in Kent this morning, according to police.
Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said the pickup was found at the Lake Serene Trailhead, just off of Hwy 2 between Gold Bar and Index. Ireton said that deputies found a man next to the truck with what appeared to be self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
King County sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 15300 block of Southeast 307th Street, near Kent, around 3:30 a.m. for a report of a shooting and a vehicle being driven through a window.
King County sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West said that investigators believe a man shot his ex-wife in the hand before taking off. The couple’s two children, ages 10 and 18, were home at the time. One of the children called for help.
West says the couple have apparently been divorced for some time and it’s unknown what prompted the attack at 3:30 a.m. Thursday.
November 30, 2012 at 5:35 AM
The Associated Press
A car fleeing from police crashed into a home early Friday in Tacoma.
KOMO-TV reports the family inside was unharmed.
The 44-year-old driver was arrested. He was wanted on a warrant from Port Townsend.
The car took off about 2 a.m. after a Pierce County deputy attempted to make a traffic stop.
At one time the driver went the wrong way on Interstate 5.
May 10, 2012 at 1:56 PM
Posted by Jim Brunner / Seattle Times staff reporter
At the Seattle home of Ann and Bruce Blume, where the fundraising brunch for the president is being held, Obama spoke to a small room of donors for about 11 minutes.
(He was introduced by the Blumes’ daughter, Libby.)
The president did not mention gay marriage, which he announced yesterday that he supports. Instead, he gave a standard campaign pitch about getting the economy back on track and ensuring all Americans have the opportunities he had, including access to a college education.
He contrasted his plan with what he says is the Republicans’ “narrow vision” that says: “If I’m doing well, it’s up to everyone else to figure out their own way.”
The president spoke in a casual tone, using a microphone in a small room, which had a view of Lake Washington and the Bellevue skyline .
The media were hustled out of the room after the speech, so reporters were unable to hear a question-and-answer session after Obama’s remarks.
The Blumes’ home is assessed at $17.5 million.
Lake Washington Boulevard through the Denny-Blaine neighborhood is the land of waterfront mansions and high hedges. The Blume house isn’t visible from the road. A steep driveway lined with cypresses curves down from the street. Three police boats were patrolling the lake not far off-shore.
April 28, 2012 at 10:31 PM
A car struck a house in Redmond just after 8 p.m. Saturday, and both went up in flames when a gas line was apparently hit, according to Redmond police.
The driver of the car was not seriously hurt, and the house was vacant, police spokesman Jim Bove said.
The driver of the 1997 Lexus sedan told police she was having trouble with the car just before the accident, and that it swerved off the road and into the house in the 14800 block of NE 61st Way, Bove said.
Police don’t believe alcohol was an issue in the accident, Bove said.
April 18, 2012 at 8:34 AM
A vacant house in the Queen Anne neighborhood was destroyed in a fire this morning.
Seattle firefighters were called to the home at 303 Ward St. at 12:26 a.m. on reports of the blaze, said department spokeswoman Lt. Sue Stangl. The house was packed with items, so the fire quickly spread, Stangl said.
“There was a lot of fire when crews arrived,” she said.
The fire department had been placed the house on the department’s “dangerous building list,” Stangl said. Known vacant properties, businesses where hazardous chemicals are used and buildings with unique architecture that would create challenges for fighting fires are placed on the list, Stangl said.
Nobody was hurt in the fire and no other properties were damaged, Stangl said.
April 6, 2012 at 9:38 AM
Snohomish County fire investigators say that a cigarette or a candle are to blame for a blaze that caused serious damage to a Mountlake Terrace Home this morning.
Fire crews were called to the home in the 23800 block of 55th Avenue West at 3:05 a.m., said Leslie Hynes, spokeswoman for Snohomish County Fire District 1. When crews arrived the house was engulfed in flames.
Two of the four men renting the house were home at the time; they escaped safely, Hynes said. Neither of the men recall hearing the home’s smoke alarm signaling, Hynes added.
A fire investigator has estimated damage to the home at $125,000 and believes that the fire started in a back bedroom and spread to an attic.
While fighting the blaze, firefighter paramedics turned their attention to a bystander watching them. The person suffered some type of medical emergency and had to be taken to a local hospital, Hynes said.
December 12, 2011 at 12:21 PM
A proposal to reduce the state’s $2 budget shortfall by $480 million has been released by Democrats in the state House, according to a Politics Northwest post by staff reporter Andrew Garber in Olympia.
Money could be saved, they propose, by such things as moving funds from one account to another, delaying payments, and counting on more money from Uncle Sam.
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