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Boy, 4, flown to Harborview after car hit by SUV, then semi Wednesday morning

The 26-year-old woman driving this car and her 4-year-old male passenger were both taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Wednesday morning after being struck by a semitruck on state Route 169 north of Enumclaw, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The 26-year-old woman driving this car and her 4-year-old male passenger were both taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Wednesday morning after being struck by a semitruck on state Route 169 north of Enumclaw, according to the Washington State Patrol. Courtesy

A 4-year-old boy was critically injured and airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after a three-vehicle crash Wednesday morning near Enumclaw, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The wreck happened about 9:15 a.m. on state Route 169 at Southeast 383rd Street about two miles north of Enumclaw, a State Patrol news release states.

A 26-year-old Enumclaw woman was stopped in northbound traffic with her 4-year-old son in her subcompact car when it was struck by an SUV driven by a 66-year-old Enumclaw woman who wasn’t paying attention, the release states.

That sent the subcompact car spinning into the path of a southbound semitrailer, which collided with it.

The boy was critically injured and flown by helicopter to Harborview, and the woman was taken there by ambulance.

The boy’s injuries came from the rear-end collision, State Patrol spokesman Rick Johnson said.

The boy initially did not have a pulse but he was resuscitated through CPR before being transported to Harborview for a spinal injury, Johnson said.

The driver of the SUV and the driver of the semi were not injured. Traffic on SR 169 was affected for about three hours after the crash.

Troopers did not find any sign of impairment from the SUV driver, Johnson said. The woman submitted to a voluntary blood draw.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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