Driver Rescued After Driving Off I-5 East Marine View Drive Off-Ramp

December 31, 2022

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The vehicle left the offramp, hit a sign and continued across the road.

The vehicle took out a large section of guardrail and the fence before going over the embankment.

The van travelled about 30 feet down the embankmment.

Firefighters used ropes and a stokes litter to bring the driver up the hill.

The driver was the only occupant.

Everett Firefighters had to do a low angle rope rescue to bring the driver up an embankment after their vehicle crashed through the guardrail at the base of the East Marine View Drive Off-Ramp from Northbound I-5 Saturday night.

The crash happened shortly after 5:30 PM where witnesses said the vehicle travelled off I-5 at a high rate of speed, left the exit ramp, crashed through a sign and then took out the fence and guardrail before going over the embankment above the tracks of the Burlington Rail Yard below.

The driver was the only person in the vehicle and was quickly evaluated and brought up the embankment by Everett Firefighters. The driver was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center.

At the time of this writing the extent of the driver’s injuries was not known.

Here are a few photos from the scene. Click photo to enlarge.

We will update as information becomes available.

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