Victim of head-on crash moved to Seattle hospital

ARLINGTON — The victim of a head-on crash on Highway 530 near Arlington this past weekend was listed Wednesday in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The Arlington woman, 59, was hospitalized with compound fractures and other serious injuries from the accident, according to police.

She initially was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett’s Colby campus, according to a Washington State Patrol collision memo.

A Providence spokeswoman on Tuesday said the woman had been treated and released. The woman actually had been transferred to the Seattle hospital, the Herald confirmed Wednesday. Details about hospital transfers are not always made public due to privacy laws.

The crash happened about 7 p.m. Sunday along the highway near 59th Street NE, just west of town.

Police allege that the suspect, a 55-year-old woman, also from Arlington, was driving her pickup the wrong direction in the eastbound lane when she struck the victim, who was in a Mazda Miata.

The suspect was arrested at the scene and later released, trooper Mark Francis said. She also suffered serious injuries but is expected to recover.

The patrol is treating the crash as a potential case of driving under the influence and vehicular assault.

The suspect likely will receive a court summons when the case reaches prosecutors, Francis said.

View Head-on crash, 1-27-2013 in a larger map

More in Local News

Senate Democrats propose property tax cut with surge in revenue

The latest revenue forecast predicted $1.3 billion more in the next three years than anticipated.

Water to be shut down for up to 2 days for about 100 homes

The city of Everett plans to disable one of four pipelines next week while crews work on the system.

Northshore School District bond for new elementary now passing

As of Tuesday, the $275 million proposal was comfortably above the 60 percent supermajority.

“Compromised by deterioration,” Everett apartments condemned

The city says the conditions at Broadway Station Apartments were unsafe for tenants.

Clear, cold weather could give way midweek to chance of snow

A chance of lowland snow looms for Snohomish County by… Continue reading

Load up: Cheesecake Factory plans Lynnwood location

The chain restaurant is listed as a tenant in new development at Alderwood mall.

Everett appeals court’s ban on dress code for bikini baristas

The baristas say they seek to protect their civil rights. The case is on hold pending the appeal.

Lake Stevens girl wants to make sure her peers are well fed

Anneliese Ballou, 9, was named the first student ambassador by the Hungry Hearts Foundation.

Front Porch

EVENTS Snow goose festival coming up The Port Susan Snow Goose and… Continue reading

Most Read