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Multiple vehicle crash closes Bothell-Everett Highway

(Bothell, WA) An early morning crash north of Thrasher’s Corner closed Bothell-Everett Highway (SR 527) on Saturday.

No official word yet regarding details of this incident, but the crash appeared to involve at least three vehicles.

Information learned from the scene indicated that at least four people were injured, including a woman and young child.  However, that information has not yet been confirmed by authorities.

The crash scene was littered with debris from mangled vehicles over a roughly quarter-mile stretch of highway.

The highway was closed from 196th Street SE  to 19th Drive SE.

The photos appearing in this story were taken near road blocks at both closure locations.

Early morning tweet from WSDOT_traffic.
Early morning tweet from WSDOT_traffic.
WSDOT's travel alert page at 2:59am identifies the Bothell-Everett Highway closure as having the highest impact.
WSDOT’s travel alert page at 2:59am identifies the SR 527 (Bothell-Everett Highway) closure as having the highest impact. A subsequent update at 6:14am stated the highway was still closed in both directions.
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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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2-year-old girl airlifted to Harborview after rollover crash on SR 530

Updated: March 15, 9:50 pm PST

(Arlington, WA)  A 2 year-old girl was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center after a single vehicle, rollover crash on SR 530 late this morning.

Trooper Mark Francis of the Washington State Patrol says the child’s injuries are not life threatening.

The Herald (Everett) reports that a 27 year-old Marysville man was driving the Honda Civic, and that he was treated for injuries at Cascade Valley Hospital, then released.

Trooper Francis also tweeted, “Alcohol/drugs not a factor.”

The highway was temporarily closed around noon when the Airlift helicopter landed to receive the patient.

The crash happened near milepost 43 and Swede Heaven Rd, an area on the outskirts of Arlington.

The location is about six miles west of Darrington.

Jaimie Mason lives on Swede Heaven Road and provided the photos that appear in this story.





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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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Rollover crash on SR 204 / SR 2 interchange sends one to hospital, snarls traffic

(Lake Stevens, WA) Firefighters worked to extricate a person from a black, Volkswagen Beetle  following a single vehicle rollover crash on State Route 204 in Lake Stevens on Sunday afternoon.

The crash unfolded immediately on the north side of the interchange with SR 2.

Rescue crews first received a report of the crash at 3:37pm.

The southbound lane on SR 204 to eastbound SR 2 was closed while crews worked the crash scene.

No official word yet on what caused the crash or any specifics about the person taken to the hospital.

*note:  Using my iPhone, I streamed live video from the scene minutes after the crash (video available below).

Shortly prior the end of the live stream, I was allowed much closer access to the scene.  The new, closer angle revealed what looked like tire tracks coming off of the road above; suggesting the possibility that the VW may rolled down that embankment (photo #12 was taken just prior to my departure from the scene).

Earlier in the live stream, you’ll see that I focused on tire tracks in the mud just off the road of southbound SR 204.  It’s possible that those tracks are irrelevant.

Again, official information is yet to come from law enforcement.

Lastly, special thanks to Daron Johnson (@SnoCo_Scanner on Twitter) for his tweets and additional information regarding this story.

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