August 15, 2008

South Seattle Hit and Run Suspect Sought by Police

A car involved in a pedestrian hit and run in Seattle is being sought by Seattle police. The car struck a 6 year old girl at the intersection of South Henderson Street and Seward Park Ave South, on Thursday afternoon.

According to witnesses, the vehicle was driving south on Seward Park Avenue South when it "veered" into the oncoming lanes and hit a girl walking in a crosswalk. Seattle policewoman Renee Witt said that the impact launched the girl approximately 20 feet in the air. It also knocked out several of the girl's teeth and left her with nonfatal injuries. The car then left the scene.

According to police spokesman Mark Jamieson, the car involved in the Seattle car crash could be a Lincoln. Police don't have the fleeing vehicle's license plate, but witnesses said the two men in the car appeared to be in their late teens or early 20s, Jamieson said.

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August 11, 2008

Monroe Man Dead in Collision on U.S. 2

A fatal SUV accident on U.S. 2 claimed the life of a Monroe man Friday night at E. Fern Bluff Road. This is a dangerous road that residents have asked the state to improve.

Washington State Patrol trooper Keith Leary said the 32 year old man was driving westbound on the highway when his car crossed the centerline and crashed into an SUV and then into a pickup in the highway's eastbound lane.

The 60 year old driver of the pickup suffered neck injuries and was transported to Valley General Hospital in Monroe, Leary said. The three people in the SUV were not injured.

"It could've been a lot worse," he said.

The Monroe man was died at the scene. State accident data shows that his death marked the 50th death since 1999 in crashes along U.S. 2 between Snohomish and Stevens Pass. Among all the fatal auto accidents in Washington along this stretch, 18 occurred in crossover collisions.

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August 7, 2008

Fatal Tacoma School Shooting Brings Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of the student murdered in Tacoma, Washington while attending Foss High School has filed a lawsuit against Tacoma School District. The family of the student is seeking $35 million.

According to the Seattletimes.com, the wrongful death lawsuit, filed Thursday, states that the family says the district should have known that the teen accused of the shooting in January of last year was dangerous.

The shooter had attended four high schools previously, and had a history of psychiatric hospitalizations and suffered from hallucinations. He has also spent time in Western State Hospital. He has been charged with murder in this case.

There is a hearing Aug. 29 which may determine whether he's competent to stand trial.

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