Firefighter rescue trapped patients along SB I-5 at mid-Boeing Field




May 28—Seattle Firefighters extricated three 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 two patients inside the car which was about 60 feet down a steep embankment and resting on a tree.

The Technical Rescue Team set up a low angle rope rescue line. The roof of the car was cut off and two patients were extricated from the vehicle. Firefighter used a series of ropes 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 patients to HMC in stable condition. A fourth patient was taken to HMC in stable 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.