Cleveland Students in Car Accident this Morning on I-5

Second update via SPS Communications:

This was one of two days of late start at CHS for EOC exams. All we have confirmed is that at least 4 of the 6 are juniors. 

End of second update

Update via KOMO news:

Six teens were injured - three of them seriously - in a two-car crash that sent one of the vehicles plunging through a guardrail and over an embankment Thursday morning on Interstate 5 near mid-Boeing Field, emergency officials said.

Witnesses said the teens in both cars were driving erratically before the crash.

Arriving at the scene, they found one of the cars about 60 to 70 feet down an embankment. Four people were in the car, and three of them were seriously injured - including one with a serious back injury. The fourth sustained moderate injuries, but was able to crawl out of the car and back up to the freeway.
A heavy rescue team was needed to get the get the three other victims out of the car. They were brought back up to waiting ambulances on the freeway using ropes and other rescue equipment.

The second car remained on the freeway after the crash. Four people were in that vehicle, and two of them sustained minor injuries.

KIRO is reporting that one car, a Lexus, when down 70 feet into a wooded embankment.

The Times is reporting that all the Cleveland students (there were eight people in total in the accident, six verified to be from Cleveland) were juniors who were not required to be on campus until 9:30 am.)

end of update

From SPS Communications:

Dear Cleveland families,

I’m writing this afternoon to let you know that six Cleveland students were involved in a multiple car accident this morning on Southbound I-5, near Boeing Field. The students were on their way to school. They were all transported to the hospital, and as of the time of this writing, we are waiting to hear an update on their status.

Our hearts and thoughts are with these students, their friends and families. If you have any concerns, please contact me.


George Breland

Please say a prayer or send out good karma to these students, their families and everyone at Cleveland High.


alia52nalie said…
One of my friend’s son lost his life in this accident. Though I am not quite sure but another friend of mines who works with a DUI lawyer told that the other driver was driving under the influence. I am not quite sure about it though.

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