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Originally published May 28, 2007 at 12:00 AM | Page modified May 28, 2007 at 2:01 AM

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Fall from window injures 2-year-old

A 2-year-old girl fell out of a third-story window of an apartment building Sunday on Delridge Way Southwest in West Seattle, according...

A 2-year-old girl fell out of a third-story window of an apartment building Sunday on Delridge Way Southwest in West Seattle, according to the Seattle Fire Department. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

The girl fell 12 feet and landed in a flower bed, but her family didn't find her for an hour.

The Fire Department was dispatched to the apartment building at 1:10 p.m.

The building includes the Delridge branch of the Seattle Public Library on the first floor and the Vivian McLean Place Apartments above. The toddler fell to a terrace and deck area.


Runway joy ride ends with crash

Two men in their 20s, both employed at Tacoma Narrows Airport, took a joy ride on the airport's runway just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday, before crashing their vehicle into the side of a hill, according to Mark Fulghum, spokesman for the Tacoma Police Department.

Both men were taken to Tacoma General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Their names were not released.

The driver was arrested on investigation of vehicular assault, Fulghum said.

Both men work at the airport and had access to the runway, Fulghum said. After the vehicle, a Pontiac Grand Am, crashed and rolled off the end of the runway, one of the men called for help.


2 passengers hurt; driver flees scene


A Kirkland man crashed his car into a light pole in Redmond early Sunday, injuring his two teenage passengers, after a State Patrol trooper began following him on northbound Interstate 405.

The 20-year-old driver ran away from the crash, said police.

The trooper noticed the man was drifting across lanes and began following the car, a Buick Riviera, according to Patrol spokesman Jeff Merrill. The driver sped up, exited the freeway, drove through a red light and headed eastbound on Northeast 70th Street, he said.

The trooper chased the car for about 12 blocks before the driver crashed near the intersection of Northeast 70th Street and 132nd Avenue Northeast. The light pole landed on the car, injuring the 17-year-old and 18-year-old passengers, who were taken to Evergreen Hospital Medical Center in Kirkland.

Police didn't identify the driver but said they know who he is and are attempting to locate him.


Fiberglass pigs destined for Market

About 100 fiberglass pigs will be paraded from Westlake Park to Pike Place Market at 10 a.m. Saturday as part of the Market's centennial celebration.

The pigs were created by local artists in the likeness of Rachel, the familiar piggybank in the Pike Place Market.

The pigs will be displayed at the Market on Saturday and Sunday, then moved to sites throughout downtown Seattle. The pigs will be auctioned Oct. 12, with proceeds benefiting services for low-income families. More information is available at

King County

Rogue black bear killed crossing I-90

A black bear that state officials had been trying to trap was killed Saturday when it was hit by a car driven by a Redmond man. The bear was crossing Interstate 90 at Highway 18, near Snoqualmie Ridge, about 7:20 p.m., when it was hit by the Mitsubishi Eclipse.

The 350-pound bear was killed and the car was wrecked, according to State Patrol spokesman Jeff Merrill, but the 31-year-old driver wasn't hurt.

Police had been getting calls about the bear for three weeks as it wandered neighborhoods and turned over garbage cans in the Snoqualmie Ridge area.

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