Shoreline police and fire rescue man whose wheelchair went into a ditch

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Photo courtesy Shoreline Police

On Monday, August 12, 2019, Shoreline Police and Shoreline Fire responded to a call of a disabled male in a wheelchair who had rolled into a drainage swale at the corner of N 145 St and Ashworth Ave N. 

It took four officers and two firefighters to get the heavy wheelchair off the man and get him extricated from the ditch.

The wheelchair had rolled over on top of him. Without immediate action the outcome would not have been positive.

The man was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.


Sheryl August 21, 2019 at 7:51 PM  

Many, many thanks to the skills of the emergency personnel! This was my friend and he sustained a C1 vertebral fracture and C3 dislocation. Thanks to careful handling, he is going to fully recover from this injury. I do hope to encourage more drainage ditches to be covered, especially in areas without sidewalks!

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