A man was left paralyzed July 28th when a non-mounted speaker in his truck flew forward and hit him. The 27 year old Redmond man was stopped at the NE 70th ramp meter light attempting to get onto northbound I-405 when a Ford F-250 pick up truck rearended him. The speaker flew forward during the accident and struck him, breaking his neck. The injured man was left a quadriplegic and remains at Harborview Medical Center in serious condition. The driver of the Ford F-250, a Bothell man, was not injured in the crash.
The Washington State Patrol is urging people to be cautious when mounting devices, such as speakers, in their vehicles. Appropriate brackets designed to withstand impacts or sudden stops should be used.