May 28—Seattle Firefighters extricated two patients from a car that flew off I-5 at mid-Boeing Field.
Firefighters were dispatched to at 8:12 a.m. to reports of a car rolled down an embankment on the West Side of I-5. The first arriving firefighters found one patient ejected and two additional patients trapped inside a car which had rolled approximately 100 feet down a steep slope and was resting on a tree.
The Technical Rescue Team set up for medium bank rope rescue and simultaneous auto extrication. The roof of the car was cut away with extrication equipment and two patients were safely removed from the vehicle. Firefighters used specialized rope rescue techniques to pull the patients up the steep hill in a stokes rescue basket. A third patient was found on top of the hill after self-extricated from the car. Medics transported this patient to HMC in stable condition. A fourth patient also self-extricated and made his way up the hill and was taken to HMC in serious condition.
Medics evaluated all of the 17-year-old male patients. One patient suffered a serious back injury and medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition. The three other occupants of the car were transported to HMC in stable condition.
Two other occupants of a second car were treated on scene for back and neck pain. AMR transported the two patients to HMC in stable condition.