Patient And Medic Hurt After Ambulance Crashes Into Barrier On Boeing Freeway

November 18, 2020

Everett Fire

Editor’s Update Friday 11/20/2020: The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office announced the patient who had been in the back of the ambulance has died. Here is a release issued this afternoon. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has completed the examination and confirmed the identification of the 78-year-old male who was a passenger involved in a single motor vehicle collision near eastbound State Route 526 at Evergreen Way in Everett, Washington on November 18th, 2020 and later died at a local hospital. The decedent is Frank E. Costa of Snohomish, Washington. The cause of death is blunt force injuries. The manner of death is Accident.

The ambulance in the center hit the barrier.

No other vehicles were hit.

Everett Fire transported the patient that had been in the back of the ambulance.

An ambulance running with lights and siren on encountered traffic issues and ran into a barrier just east of Evergreen Way on eastbound 526 this morning.

Aaron Snell with Everett Police tells the ambulance was transporting a patient with serious injuries to a hospital shortly after 10 AM. The patient and a medic were in the back of the ambulance while another medic and a driver were in the front.

Snell says there was some type of traffic issue as the ambulance went eastbound on 526 under the Evergreen Way overpass and the ambulance driver moved to the right striking the barrier between the entrance to the northbound I-5 ramp and the lanes that go toward Eastmont.

The patient and medic in the back both reportedly sustained injuries while the driver and medic in front were shaken up but did not require a trip to the hospital.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash which remains under investigation.

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