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UPDATE: Good Samaritan seriously injured while helping crash victim on SR 522

Story updated on March 20, 2014

Note: Very few details about this story were known Tuesday & Wednesday. Until this updated story, there had been no news of an injured Good Samaritan.  Many new details appear in this story.

(Snohomish) A Monroe woman was seriously injured as she rendered aid to another motorist on SR 522 in Snohomish late Tuesday night.

According to Trooper Mark Francis of the Washington State Patrol, the injured Good Samaritan is 34 year-old Robin L. Davis of Monroe.

Francis said that—as of Wednesday night—Davis was in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center, and has a “fractured skull and brain swelling.”

Tuesday night’s scene happened on the edge of a construction zone about a quarter-mile east of Echo Lake Road, nearly at milepost 19.

Francis explained that what transpired ultimately involved two crashes at the same scene.

Those two crashes were only about six minutes apart.

Davis was rendering aid to a driver in the first crash when the second crash happened.

Based on information provided by Francis, here’s a chronology of how the two crashes unfolded:

CRASH #1   Called in at 11:12pm

-An eastbound 2007 Honda CRV stopped for a construction crew.
-The driver of a 1999 Honda CRV stops behind the 2007 Honda, then turns off his car’s engine and lights.
-A Dodge Ram pickup truck approaches and rear-ends the ’99 Honda, pushing it forward and into the ’07 Honda.
-The driver of the ’99 Honda is hurt, suffering cuts to his head and feet.
-The Good Samaritan (Robin Davis) was not involved in this crash.  Davis was in another car already stopped on the road in the construction back-up.
-Davis leaves her car to assist the injured driver of the ’99 Honda.
-The injured driver of the ’99 Honda is Ernie D. Allsop, 68, of Monroe.
-Allsop is now out of his car.  He’s receiving help from Davis.  They’re near the Dodge Ram’s driver side door.

   Called in at 11:18pm

-Davis is tending to the injured Allsop alongside the Dodge Ram pickup truck.
-A 2005 Ford Focus approaches and rear ends the Dodge Ram.
-Impact of this crash forces the Dodge Ram’s driver side door to swing open.
-Dodge Ram’s driver side door strikes both Davis and Allsop.
-Davis is seriously injured and transported to Harborview Medical Center.

According to Francis, no one else was seriously injured in these crashes.

Three drivers were cited.

Allsop was cited for failing to operate a motor vehicle with its headlights on.

The drivers of the Dodge Ram pickup (Fernando A. Soberanis, 46, Monroe) and the Ford Focus (Drew J. Jackson, 21, Monroe) were both cited for driving too fast for conditions.

Washington State Department of Transportation's traffic tweet late Tuesday evening.
Washington State Department of Transportation’s traffic tweet late Tuesday evening.


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News Snohomish Snohomish River video Washington weather

Rising water forces closure on Old Snohomish Monroe Road

B-Roll:  Old Snohomish Monroe Rd closure

(Snohomish, WA) Standing water on Old Snohomish Monroe Road resulted in the road’s closure Monday evening.

Google Maps (screen shot)
Location of flooding on Snohomish Monroe Road. (Google Maps, screen shot)

Several inches of water stretched across the road near the Pilchuck River crossing.

The roadway beneath a railroad bridge was the apparent reason for concern. streamed live from the area; first from the road closure barrier on Lincoln Avenue, then from railroad bridge area.  The live streams were recorded and can be viewed below.

Not sure how long the road remained closed, but some good news came at 1pm on Monday.  That’s when the U.S. Geological Survey tweeted that the Snohomish and Snoqualmie Rivers had begun receding.

U.S. Geological Survey tweet on March 10.
U.S. Geological Survey tweet on March 10.


Google Street View of location (file)
Google Street View of location (file)

11-second iPhone clip of a vehicle driving through the water.

Two live streams from the location on Sunday night (recorded).

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Video streaming by Ustream

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Maltby Road closed after car strikes pole, knocking down wires

(Snohomish County)  Maltby Road was closed west of  SR 9 much of Tuesday night after a vehicle went off the road and struck a pole.

Because “live” wires were on the ground, crews closed a significant stretch of Maltby Road.

PUD was called to the scene to shut off power in the area, affecting many homes.

No official details of what transpired, but it appears the motorist was uninjured.  However, he could not leave the crash area—nor could rescuers approach him—due to the live wires on the ground. streamed live from the road closure at SR 9 and Maltby Road; that video—as well as some high definition video—can be viewed below.

A resident without power managed to watch the live stream.  He said he was still without power when contacted after 10pm.

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Video streaming by Ustream