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UPDATED: Stadium District trauma victim airlifted

Post by Brian Everstine on Dec. 15, 2009 at 8:36 pm with 3 Comments »
December 15, 2009 9:12 pm

A helicopter is on its way to transport a trauma patient from Stadium High School to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

There are no details available about the patient or what caused the injury.

UPDATE: 8:35 p.m.: A pedestrian was injured near Stadium High School and is being flown to Harborview, Tacoma fire spokeswoman Jolene Davis said.

A helicopter is landing at the Stadium Bowl because it is the closest designated landing zone.

The incident happened at about 8 p.m. and reportedly involved a bus.

UPDATE: 9:13 p.m.: Our news partner, KIRO-TV is reporting the victim is a 53-year-old man who was getting off a bus, fell and hit his head.

Leave a comment Comments → 3
  1. CatWoman279 says:

    I don’t understand. Tacoma General is 3 blocks from there. Is TG not equipped to handle a head injury?

  2. Tuffgal74 says:

    Harborview is the only Level 1 trauma center in the state. So his injury must have been more severe than TG is equipped to handle.

  3. tacomahound says:

    Tg already had a trauma patient. Flying is the option once tg has one.

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