Car Drives Through North Seattle Restaurant

Photo Courtesy of Josh Trujillo

April 24- Seattle Firefighters responded to a North Seattle restaurant after a car plowed through the front window of the business.

At 11:17 a.m. a 911 call came into the Fire Alarm Center reporting a car into a building in the 13500 block of Aurora Avenue North with a person possibly trapped. The driver told authorities that he was parking the car when he stepped on the gas instead of the brake and ran into the restaurant. The 3 people inside the car were able to safely evacuate on their own.

The restaurant was closed at the time of the crash. A female worker was in the back of the building but was uninjured.

The crash shattered the front window and door but did not cause significant structural damage. A tow truck was able to pull the car out of the restaurant.

Firefighters Extricate Driver from Truck vs Bus Collision on Rainier Avenue South

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.


Male Suffers Life Threatening Injuries After Van Rolls Over Him

August 29—Seattle Firefighters lifted a van off of an unconscious and unresponsive man in the North end of Seattle this afternoon.

At 2:50 p.m., a caller reported a male was working on his van in the 14300 block of Stone Ave North when it rolled over him trapping him underneath the tire of the vehicle.  The male suffered head trauma when the van rolled over him. When firefighters arrived they used specialized equipment to lift the van off the male patient. Immediately, they initiated CPR efforts. Firefighters were able to get a pulse on the male patient.

Medics transported the male who is approximately in his 60’s, to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition with life threatening injuries.