A Ride a Ducks debate car and a licence train carrying unfamiliar college students collided on a bustling Aurora overpass Thursday, murdering 4 people and promulgation dozens to hospitals in a mutilate that sparse crumpled steel and damaged potion on a road.
KIRO 7 News logged reports in a thread subsequent on Thursday. See Friday’s story on a victims here.
- Ride a Ducks vehicle, licence bus, 2 newcomer vehicles concerned
- 4 passed were college students
- 50 legalised during stage for injures
- 44 sent to area hospitals
- 7 additional to hospitals for teenager injuries
- Three patients are still in critical
- Victims’ families can call (206) 461-3200 for information
[11:23 p.m.] The Aurora Bridge is open to trade in both directions.
Photos from a scene | Raw video from pile-up site
[11:15 p.m.] The southbound lanes of a Aurora Bridge reopened to traffic.
[10:58 p.m.] The Ride a Ducks car and licence train were towed divided only before 11 p.m.
[9:13 p.m.] Mayor Ed Murray suggested there would be a discussion with city officials and officials with North Seattle College — on Friday, during 10:00 a.m.
[7:48 p.m.] The damaged Ride a Duck car was installed onto a pull truck, as officials continued to transparent a stage of a comfortless collision on a Aurora Bridge.
[6:52 p.m.] Early dusk recap: National Transportation Safety Board has taken over a review that killed 4 general college students and sent dozens of others to area hospitals.
Fifteen patients are still in critical, many of whom are students. A integrate of victims are in surgery.
An general tyro module from North Seattle College was on a bus. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said the city is operative with State Department of Consulates; it’s misleading how many countries are involved. Additionally, supervision officials are operative to strike subsequent of family for a deceased.
“We extend a deepest condolences to a families of these defunct students, as good as to a students and worker who postulated injuries. No difference are adequate to demonstrate a comprehensive pain and grief we all feel as a outcome of receiving this harmful news,” North Seattle College President Warren Brown wrote.
Officials have not given a confirmed criticism of what led adult to a crash, though a declare told KIRO 7 News that “the left front circle of a Duck train sealed up, causing it to snake onto a approaching traffic, afterwards T-boning a debate bus.”
North and southbound lanes of a Aurora Bridge is still close down for a investigation, and it could stay sealed until Friday.
Seattle Department of Transportation will be doing a overpass review to make certain a overpass is protected for drivers.
Ride a Ducks tour vehicles – described as military-style debate buses that can also be operated on H2O – willingly withdrew from a streets.
In entrance days, city leaders are operative with Ride a Ducks on what to do with vehicles on Seattle streets going forward.
Seattle Police Department has set adult a hotline for anyone who witnessed today’s Aurora Bridge collision to strike investigators: 206-233-5000. Victims’ families can call 2-1-1 for information. For some-more on a information line, click here.
[6 p.m.] Mayor Ed Murray pronounced in a news lecture on Thursday night that “our hearts” go out to a victims and their families.
Leaders are operative to pierce trade by a city, a best they can as a review continues.
“”I ask for your calm as we work to examine and transparent a scene. Travel will be impacted in Seattle,” Murray said.
[5:58 p.m.] Bloodworks Northwest said the response for their ask for blood donations after a Ride a Ducks charter train crash has been overwhelming.Click here for trade alerts.
[5:53 p.m.] The news discussion with Seattle mayor and leaders has been pushed behind to 6 p.m. We’re streaming live now. Watch here.
[5:35 p.m.] In a latest from Harborview Medical Center, dual patients have been liberated from a hospital.
Sixteen patients sojourn in HMC’s care: two in critical intensive care, nine in vicious complete care, four in satisfactory, and one is satisfactory
[5:34 p.m.] Temporary train lanes non-stop on Westlake to assistance Metro train riders. Interstate 5 trade continues to build. Read about travel closures and buses rerouted here.
[5:22 p.m.] Every puncture room in Seattle was usurpation patients from this crash. Forty-four patients were rushed to Harborview’s Level One Trauma Units — Swedish Ballard, Swedish Cherry Hill, Swedish First Hill, Northwest Hospital, and Group Health.
Patients during these locations are still recovering.
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[4:56 p.m.] Mayor Murray and dialect directors will give an refurbish on a SR-99 collision. Chief Kathleen O’Toole, SPD; Chief Harold Scoggins, SFD; and Director Scott Kubly, SDOT, will join him from a Seattle Emergency Operations Center.
Watch a lecture here on kirotv.com.
[4:22 p.m.] Interstate 5 trade is starting to get complicated as a overpass stays closed. Northbound 99 is sealed during Western, SB during 46th.
Meanwhile, 3 pull trucks are enroute to assistance transparent a crash.
[4:19 p.m.] United States Coast Guard is seeking mariners to check transiting Lake Washington Ship Canal until Aurora Bridge is cleared.
[4:00 p.m.] A Seattle grill located on Aurora sealed out of honour for a victims. Servers are out on a street, giving food to initial responders.
[3:43 p.m.] North Seattle College expelled an updated matter observant dual buses were out carrying students and employees from a International Programs to Safeco Field as partial of a new tyro orientation. One of a buses was concerned in a crash.
“At this time, we don’t nonetheless know a accurate series of students on a train or a standing of their injuries. However, we are operative closely with authorities to learn more,” a matter said. “Our hearts go out to each student, worker and particular concerned in this comfortless accident. At this time, a categorical concentration is to combine on a contentment of a students and to forewarn their families as fast as probable we learn information.”
[3:35 p.m.] Investigators are still perplexing to find out what led adult to a crash. The Ride a Ducks car and licence train are still in a core of a bridge.
[2:59 p.m.] A National Transportation Safety Board group will examine a collision.
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[2:53 p.m.] Harborview Medical Center, an entity of UW Medicine, has perceived a sum of 17 patients from a Ride a Duck/tour train in crash. Ages operation from a 17-year-old womanlike to a 61-year-old male.
Three patients are in surgery. Thirty reduction severely harmed patients were triaged by Harborview’s Disaster Control Center to other hospitals.
[2:49 p.m.] Swedish Medical Center has 16 patients conflicting 3 campuses. They expelled a following list:
- 43-year-old female, Condition: Good
- 20-year-old female, Condition: Serious
- 18-year-old male, Condition: Fair
- 3-year-old female, Condition: Fair/Serious
- 19-year-old female, Condition: Good
Swedish First Hill:
- 17-year-old female, Condition: fair
- 19-year-old male, Condition: fair
- 46-year-old female, Condition: serious
- 59-year-old female, Condition: serious
Swedish Cherry Hill:
- 31-year-old female, Condition: stable
- 54-year-old female, Condition: stable
- 65-year-old female, Condition: serious
- 57-year-old female, Condition: stable
- 73-year-old female, Condition: stable
- 23-year-male, Condition: stable
- 20-year-old female, Condition: critical
[2:36 p.m.] An SUV motorist who was concerned in a lethal pile-up on a overpass pronounced a licence train and a debate car were headed in conflicting directions when they collided.
Associated Press reports 23-year-old Brad Volm, of Philadelphia, pronounced he was pushing behind a steep boat, streamer north on a Aurora Avenue bridge, when a amphibious car swerved in front of him. Volm says it seemed a steep boat’s front left tire sealed up, and a car swerved into a approaching licence bus.
Seattle military and glow officials have not reliable a sequence of events streamer to a crash, though they pronounced initial reports described it as a head-on collision.
[2:15] Buses are streamer out early, some have already arrived during schools to ready for delays due to overpass crash. Schools are notifying all 53,000 families. Click here for trade alerts.
[2:12 p.m.] Early afternoon recap: A head-on pile-up involving a propagandize licence train an amphibious Ride a Ducks car has killed 4 people and sent over 44 patients to Harborview Medical Center and other area hospitals.
As of 2 p.m., HMC told KIRO 7 News 8 people were in vicious with 3 in surgery, 8 were in serious, and one chairman in satisfactory. At a scene, 50 people were legalised for injuries.
Several other newcomer vehicles were concerned in a crash.
The City’s Emergency Operations Center was activated for response efforts — as north and southbound lanes of a Aurora Bridge are now close down for a collision investigation.
Mayor Ed Murray pronounced unfamiliar students were on a licence bus, and efforts were being done to strike consulates.
Associated Press reports a licence train was from Bellair Charters and Airporter, formed in Ferndale, Washington. A summary left with a company’s boss wasn’t immediately returned.
Scroll down for additional information as it came into a KIRO 7 Newsroom.
[2:02 p.m.] Bloodworks Northwest has expelled an obligatory interest to blood donors to assistance accommodate vicious needs in response to a crash. O-positive O-negative blood forms are generally needed. Click here for concession centers.
“With adult to 40 people with injuries, we are responding fast to additional orders for blood components from mixed hospitals receiving people harmed in a crash,” pronounced James P. AuBuchon, M.D., boss and arch executive officer. “We need to accommodate this puncture direct and also to feed reserve so that we can continue to accommodate normal studious needs.”
[1:54 p.m.] Family members looking for desired ones concerned in a pile-up are suggested to call a Harborview hotline — during (206) 520-5200.
From Mayor Ed Murray: “The Aurora Avenue Bridge will sojourn sealed and might sojourn sealed into a dusk commute. To accommodate rerouted traffic, a Fremont Avenue Bridge will sojourn open to travel traffic, though sealed to vessel openings for a time-being.”
[1:45 p.m.] As a review continues, trade is complicated into Seattle from southbound Interstate 5. Northbound and southbound Aurora is sealed with no estimated time on a reopening. Click here for trade alerts.Download a KIRO 7 News app for alerts on traffic.
[1:28 p.m.] North Seattle College expelled a matter on a train accident.
“Students and employees who were concerned in a collision are being ecstatic to campus where counselors will be on palm to support them. We are operative to learn a standing of all students and employees concerned in a collision and will yield an refurbish as shortly as possible.”
Mayor Ed Murray pronounced a unfamiliar students were on a licence bus, and efforts were being done to strike consulates. He had no other details.
[1:27 p.m.] Ride a Ducks boss pronounced he is uncertain if a association will be open for tours on Friday.
“Safety of a passengers is a series one concern,” he said.
[1:21 p.m.] An watcher tells KIRO 7 News that “the left front circle of a Duck train sealed up, causing it to snake onto a approaching traffic, afterwards t-boning a debate bus.”
[1:15 p.m.] Aurora Bridge to sojourn sealed for several hours as glow and military respond to a collision involving vicious injuries. Use swap routes.
[1:02 p.m.] Harborview Medical Center said none of a 14 patients they have recieved, including 12 critical, have died. Doctors are saying a operation of injuries from damaged skeleton to face and conduct injuries.
[12:53 p.m.] Four are reliable passed from a crash, city leaders pronounced in a latest briefing. Seattle Fire updated a series of those severely harmed to 14.
Ninety firefighters responded to what Mayor Ed Murray called a terrible tragedy.
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[12:50 p.m.] Aurora Bridge will be sealed a rest of a day.
[12:40 p.m.] Ride a Ducks sealed tours for a rest of a day out of respect.
[12:37 p.m.] The Associated Press reported they called a Ride a Ducks corporate office, a male who answered a phone pronounced a association had no evident comment.
[12:33 p.m.] North Seattle College confirms 45 students and staff from a general module were in a crash.
[12:29 p.m.] More people are withdrawal a stage by another licence bus.
[12:27 p.m.] SB 99 is sealed during Western Avenue and SB during N. 46th Street. Drivers should design prolonged delays.
[12:11 p.m.] During a lecture with Seattle fire, Lt. Sue Stangl pronounced a infancy of poignant injuries are from a licence bus. The dual people killed were expected on a licence bus, not Ride a Ducks.
Nine people have been sent to hospitals in vicious condition. Stangl pronounced 12 people suffered teenager injuries that would need sanatorium visits, and officials evaluated 30 other passengers on a vehicles who didn’t need serve treatment.
VIDEO: Seattle Fire Department lecture on mass misadventure pile-up
There are 50 sum injuries.
It is misleading accurately what led adult to a crash.
[12:04 p.m.] A source inside Harborview Medical Center told KIRO 7 News that “the whole place here is mobilized. All mishap surgeons in a ER OR.”
An watcher pronounced a Ride a Ducks car overcorrected, collided with licence train in conflicting direction.
[11:58 a.m.] Seattle glow reliable dual people are passed and 9 others have vicious injuries.
[11:50 a.m.] As many as 9 people need evident caring for injuries.
[11:45 a.m.] All patients have been extricated. Seattle Fire Department pronounced about 50 people were evaluated.
[11:37 a.m.] Wounded are walking around a pile-up stage as during slightest dual others are strapped to backboards.
Photos from a scene.
[11:31 a.m.] A triage core is set adult on a Aurora Bridge. KIRO 7 Chopper shows firefighters extricating riders from a Ride The Ducks vehicle.
[11:15 a.m.] The Ride The Ducks-charter train collision is restraint all northbound and southbound lanes.
Police and firefighters are responding to a crash.
The amphibious, military-style debate vehicles are operated by a debate association called Ride a Ducks and are famous for generous drivers and debate guides who play shrill song and impostor by megaphones as they lead tourists around a city.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report