Seattle Firefighters Rescue Crash Victims


Crews rescued two people who were trapped for hours in their wrecked car after it crashed off Alaskan Way sometime overnight, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reported.

A man who had slept nearby in a camper discovered the crashed car at about 7 a.m. David McKesson told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News he had heard moaning hours earlier -- possibly as early as midnight -- but thought it might be a bird crowing.

"It wasn't until about 7 o'clock that I got out of my motor home to walk my dogs, and then I realized that it (the sound) was inside here. I just said, 'There's some sound in there that shouldn't be happening,'" McKesson told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Michelle Millman.

McKesson said sound was coming from behind a fence. He found someone to call 911.

Firefighters said the car was apparently traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Alaskan Way near Massachusetts Street when it missed a curve, smashed through a fence and struck a concrete barrier.

Responding firefighters used heavy equipment to extricate a man and a woman from the car, an Olds 88.

The two were taken to Harborview Medical Center, but there was no immediate information about their injuries or conditions.

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