March 7- Seattle firefighters spent half-an-hour extricating a mother from her pickup truck after a collision between the vehicle and a bus.
At 12:53 p.m. firefighters were called to Rainier Avenue South and South Massachusetts Street for a car rescue. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found a pickup truck with a smashed-in driver’s door. The female driver was trapped in the driver’s seat of the extended cab pickup. Ladder Company 3 cut the roof off of the pickup truck and took the driver’s side door off in order to extricate the female driver. The woman was conscious and alert. The approximately 30-year-old driver suffered a cut to her head. Medics evaluated her and transported her to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition.
By the time firefighters arrived, the three children, whose ages range from 2 to 6-years-old, and the male passenger were already outside the car. All 4 patients were evaluated by Medics and did not require further treatment. The three children were secured in car seats at the time of the accident.
Three passengers on the bus were evaluated for minor injuries and did not need treatment or transport.
The Seattle Police Department is conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident.