Local briefly: Car, bus collide, block I-5 traffic; man injured

EVERETT — A serious collision on I-5 in south Everett critically injured a man early Friday morning and blocked southbound traffic for hours, officials said.

The wreck occurred about 6:30 a.m. near the Silver Lake rest area when a 30-year-old Everett man’s car swerved into the carpool lane and was struck by a King County Metro Transit bus, said Kirk Rudeen, a Washington State Patrol spokesman.

The man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious injuries, Rudeen said. He was listed in critical condition Friday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The accident apparently was caused when the man couldn’t stop for slow traffic in front of him. His car struck another vehicle, then rebounded into the car pool lane and was hit by the bus. No one else was injured, Rudeen said.

The bus was returning from a regularly scheduled special run from Auburn to Boeing, King Country Metro Transit spokeswoman Rochelle Ogershok said. Only the driver was aboard and she wasn’t hurt in the collision. The incident will be investigated by transit officials, standard procedure when drivers are involved in an accident, Ogershok said.

Southbound traffic was backed up for several hours as far as the Snohomish River Bridge.

Anyone who witnesses the crash is asked to call Sgt. Jerry Cooper at 360-805-1192.

Brier: Woman reports abduction attempt

BRIER — Police are investigating reports that a 42-year old Brier woman was abducted and released Wednesday night.

The woman told deputies she was out for a walk about 8 p.m. Wednesday near 212th Street SW and Poplar Way when a man in a car asked her if she needed a ride, Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Rebecca Hover said.

The woman told police she turned down the offer and kept walking, Hover said.

She told police that a few blocks north on Poplar Way the same man walked up to her, grabbed her from the front and pushed her into his car, which was parked nearby on a side street, Hover said.

As the man drove off, the woman told police she opened the passenger door and the man stopped the car and told her to get out.

The woman was not hurt, Hover said.

The woman described the man as Hispanic, 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing about 250 pounds, wearing a long sleeve shirt or coat and dark pants and driving a silver two-door or four-door 1990s Ford Taurus, or a similar car, Hover said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office tip line at 425-388-3845.

Lake Stevens: Fire kills dog, no one else hurt

LAKE STEVENS — A dog died but no people were injured when a fire severely damaged a three-car garage north of Lake Stevens.

The fire was reported about 5 p.m. Friday in the 12000 block of Callow Road, said Travis Hots, a Lake Stevens fire district battalion chief.

Firefighters had to use trucks to bring water to the blaze. It took about an hour to put out the fire, Hots said.

A dog died in the fire, and a car and other possessions were damaged or destroyed.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Firefighters from Lake Stevens, Getchell, Granite Falls and Marysville responded, along with an air trailer from Silvana.

Tulalip: Stolen car found sunk in pond

Police on Friday were investigating how a stolen car ended up submerged in a pond.

A witness reported seeing the car go into the pond on Priest Point Drive on Friday, and then watch several people run away from the scene, Marysville Fire Battalion Chief Rex Tucker said.

Snohomish County sheriff’s divers went into the pond to confirm that no one was in the car, Tulalip Tribal police deputy chief Bill Williams said.

It appeared to be “the old put-a-brick-onto-the-accelerator kind of thing,” Williams said.

The car was towed out of the pond.

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