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Car hits semi at high speed | Fire blotter

  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021 3:23pm
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The following was reported by the Valley Regional Fire Authority.

Dec. 6

Car vs. semi: 7 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a car that had hit a semi at high speed, seriously injuring three adults, with one young woman succumbing to her injuries despite the resuscitation efforts of firefighters and paramedics. King County Medic One transported a man and a woman to Harborview Medical Center. The man who drove the semi was unharmed.

Dec. 7

Aid call: 2:20 p.m. (Pacific). Firefighters evaluated a senior who complaining of generalized weakness, and a private ambulance transported her to a local hospital.

Dec. 8

Collision: 5:35 p.m. (Lea Hill). Firefighters treated two people injured in a two-vehicle accident on an arterial street and transported the driver of one of the vehicles to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.

Dec. 9

Accident: (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medic One responding to reports of a two-vehicle injury accident on southbound Highway 167 arrived to find two vehicles with heavy damage blocking two southbound lanes. Firefighters found a total of 5 patients injured in the accident, all of whom had self-extricated from the vehicles; three of them with critical injuries, and two with minor injuries. Firefighters called in additional resources from South King Fire and Rescue to help with patient care and packaging. King County Medic One transported three people to Harborview Medical Center for further care, and a private ambulance transported the other two.

Dec. 10

Commercial fire: 3:15 p.m. (Federal Way). Firefighters provided mutual aid to South King Fire and Rescue for a fire at a 3-story apartment complex. Firefighters assisted in fire suppression efforts, mitigating fire damage to the structure and extinguishing the fire. Multiple citizens were displaced from the fire with some residents receiving minor injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Aid call: 4:26 p.m. (Federal Way). Firefighters responded as mutual aid to Seattle Children’s clinic in Federal Way for a boy who was experiencing severe respiratory distress because of COVID symptoms. Firefighters and paramedics treated the patient on scene. The patient was transported by King County Medics to Seattle Children’s hospital.

Dec. 11

Collision: 12:50 p.m. (Bonney Lake). Firefighters responded as mutual aid to assist East Pierce Fire with a two-car, head-on collision. Personnel assisted with patient care and traffic control until the scene could be turned over to the Pierce County Sheriff.

Dec. 12

Elevator rescue: 5:11 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to an occupant who was stuck in the elevator at the Villas at Auburn Apartments. Firefighters secured the power and safety lockouts to the elevator and made access to the elevator car on the third floor by manually opening the doors. The occupant was uninjured and was able to walk out unassisted. The elevator was marked out of service and the building manager was made aware.

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