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Originally published Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 9:21 PM

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Baby hit in North Seattle crash leaves ICU; mother remains

Elias Ulriksen-Schulte, the newborn seriously injured by a suspected drunken driver, has improved enough to leave Harborview’s intensive-care unit, where his mother is still receiving care.

Seattle Times staff

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Karina Ulriksen-Schulte, who was critically injured along with her newborn son in a March 25 crash involving a suspected drunken driver, is still in serious condition in the intensive-care unit at Harborview Medical Center, according to hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg.

Her son, Elias, was moved out of the intensive-care unit on Tuesday, according to an online journal ( chronicling their healing process.

Gregg said Elias also is in serious condition.

“Both are stable, but still have a long road ahead of them,” Gregg said.

According to the Caring Bridge journal, 1-month-old Elias is now breathing on his own and getting his voice back after a tube was removed.

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