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August 14, 2013 at 9:47 AM
BELLINGHAM (AP) — A hiker whose body was found Saturday near Mount Baker died from dehydration, exposure and injuries from several falls.
The death of 51-year-old Brian Proctor of Concrete was an accident, according to the Whatcom County medical examiner.
The Bellingham Herald reports Proctor split with a hiking partner August 4 on a day hike. The other hiker made it out OK.
After nearly a week, searchers found Proctor’s body in the snow near the Lone Jack Mine, about 25 miles east of Glacier.
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.
November 20, 2011 at 4:16 PM
update at 7:45 p.m.
A 2003 Nissan Sentra that crashed near Poulsbo Saturday night, ejecting one teenage passenger and injuring the driver and three other teens, hit a road sign, several trees and a utility pole before eventually rolling onto its top.
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office said the car was northbound on Clear Creek Road just south of Sherman Hill when it crossed the center line just before 10 p.m. The car went into a ditch then hit an embankment and several other obstacles.
One passenger, a 19-year-old man from central Kitsap County, was thrown from the car, and suffered serious injuries. A 16-year-old boy was partially ejected and also suffered serious injuries. At least two others were trapped in the car when deputies arrived, but suffered less severe injuries.
All five, ranging in age from 16 to 19, were taken to area hospitals.
Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies are still investigating the accident.
A Nissan carrying five teenagers rolled over on Clear Creek Road near Poulsbo Saturday night, ejecting one and trapping two others under the car, King 5 news is reporting.
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office told the station that the 18-year-old driver and all four passengers were taken to area hospitals. At least two were in critical condition.
The car was traveling south of Sherman Hill when the accident occurred. The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
October 12, 2011 at 5:39 PM
UPDATE AT 5:39 P.M.: A man in his 20s suffered a head injury and leg and ankle fractures Wednesday after he was pinned to a concrete shoring wall by a drilling machine at a construction site on Seattle’s First Hill, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
Department spokesman Kyle Moore said it took less than 10 minutes to free the man, who was trapped in a pit inside a parking garage that is under construction in the 700 block of Marion Street. The man’s feet were dangling about six feet off the ground, and firefighters freed him after helping him maneuver his body around part of the machine, he said.
According to construction workers at the scene, a chain broke, causing the drilling machine to lurch forward, pinning the man “between the wall and the machine” just before 1:30 p.m., Moore said. The man, who was alert and talking to rescuers, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition.
ORIGINAL POST, 1:41 PM:
From Times staff reporter Sara Jean Green:
Seattle firefighters extricated a man who was pinned against a wall by a piece of drilling machinery at a construction site at Seventh Avenue and Madison Street on Wednesday afternoon.
The department’s heavy-rescue team was called to the scene just before 1:30 p.m. and freed the man minutes later, though it was not immediately known if or how badly the man was injured. The incident occurred at a parking garage under construction, said Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the fire department.
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