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Individual Dies in Shuttle Bus Crash, 7 Injured in Seatac, Washington


August 02, 2019

SEATAC, WA – According to an online news report at idahonews.com, local authorities report that a 45-year-old man died in an accident that involved a shuttle bus and a passenger vehicle on International Boulevard/SR 99 close to Sea-Tac Airport.  Seven others sustained injuries in the accident however, they were not life-threatening.*

The shuttle was operated by the Marriott Seattle Airport.  Per the King County Sheriff’s Office, there were 14 seatbelts on the bus however, it is not clear whether any of the passengers were wearing them at the time of the crash.  

A man learned that his mother was a passenger in the fatal accident.  “Right now I’m nervous. I’m scared. Hopefully, she doesn’t have any bone fractures you know and everything,” said a man that has been driving a shuttle for Sea-Tac airport for many years.

The man’s 63-year-old mother was transported to a local hospital with injuries to her head and hand. She used the shuttle for years to get to and from work  This woman was one of 8 individuals on board when a vehicle going southbound on International Boulevard went across the median and hit into the shuttle bus.  The impact of the accident caused the shuttle to be knocked on its side.  The man who died was ejected from the shuttle bus when the accident occurred. “We are deeply saddened by today’s events. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the individuals involved,” said the general manager of the Marriott Seattle Airport in a statement.

Law enforcement and emergency personnel responded to the scene of the accident that occurred close to 176thStreet and SR 99 in Sea Tac, per the police report. Two of the accident victims were seriously injured and were taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

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Source:https://idahonews.com/news/nation-world/multiple-injuries-in-shuttle-bus-rollover-crash-near-sea-tac-airport

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