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September 11, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Crews cleaning up hazmat spill in downtown Seattle

Seattle Fire Department crews are cleaning up a what was thought to be a hazardous-material spill behind a downtown Seattle hotel, officials said. The spilled substance located in the alleyway behind the Courtyard Downtown Seattle/Pioneer Square has been identified as a non-dangerous chemical, according to the fire department. A hazmat team is on the scene. Traffic will…

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September 9, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Man in wheelchair struck by car in Belltown

A man in a wheelchair was injured Tuesday night when he was hit by a car at a Belltown  intersection, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The man, who is in his 40s, was struck by an SUV at First Avenue and Cedar Street shortly before 8 p.m., spokesman Kyle Moore said. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center…

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September 8, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Motorcyclist seriously injured, driver arrested in Seattle crash

Update 3:55 p.m. A 19-year-old driver accused of hitting a motorcyclist in Madrona on Monday was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence. Seattle police, in a news release, said: “a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) officer developed probable cause to arrest the man. Investigators will now obtain a warrant and collect a sample of his blood for further impairment…

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September 3, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Woman mauled by 2 pit bulls in South Seattle

Update 1:12 p.m.: Stephen Pellegrini knew he had to do something when he saw two pit bulls attacking a young woman in South Seattle. The 52-year-old Renton man was driving near Boeing Field on Wednesday morning when he saw  the two dogs mauling a petite woman, whom he first believed was a teenager. He  stopped his car on South Cloverdale…

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August 29, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Man pinned beneath van in North Seattle

Update at 3:43 p.m.: Van tires rolled on top of victim’s head. The man, in his 60s, is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Original post: A man was severely injured Friday afternoon when he was pinned beneath a van in North Seattle, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The man was working on the van in the 14300…

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August 28, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Family pinned to wall by car that crashes into Columbia City shops

Update at 5:46 p.m.: A Seattle building inspector has yellow-tagged the one-story building heavily damaged by an SUV Thursday afternoon. The designation restricts access to the building until engineers can determine what can be done to shore up the structure. Seattle police are working to have the SUV towed from inside the building. The investigation into the cause of…

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August 26, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Fuel spill causes accidents, traffic backups on West Seattle Bridge

A diesel spill from a truck on Harbor Island caused two other multi-car accidents on the West Seattle Bridge and significant traffic backups on Tuesday afternoon. More than 80 gallons of diesel leaked across the West Seattle Bridge after a truck struck a concrete barrier shortly before 5 p.m., according to the Seattle Fire Department….

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August 25, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Motorcyclist survives 30-foot fall from I-5 in Seattle

A motorcyclist who fell about 30 feet from Interstate 5 and into a patch of bushes has been taken to Harborview Medical Center. The motorcyclist suffered a dislocated left shoulder and a knee injury, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The accident occurred at 11:08 a.m. at the Swift Avenue South/South Albro Place exit off I-5 north in Seattle. Seattle…

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August 20, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Person pulled from water at Seattle waterfront

UPDATE, 6:50 p.m. | Alaskan Way at University Street is now open, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation. ORIGINAL POST | A person was pulled from the water at Pier 57 on the Seattle waterfront Wednesday evening, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Firefighters are evaluating the patient after performing a saltwater rescue. The…

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August 20, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Victim of fire in Seattle’s Mount Baker district identified

The woman who died in a fire in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood Sunday morning has been identified as Adrienne Wind, 29, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The fire started shortly before 1 a.m. at a house in the 3700 block of Cascadia Avenue South, Seattle Fire Department spokes Kyle Moore said Sunday….

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