An ambulance driver was struck and injured on southbound I-5 at about 1:30 this morning after parking his ambulance on the right shoulder to fix a flat tire. The accident happened just north of the Boeing Access Road.
David C. Marston had set out flares and was returning to the ambulance when a 1997 Ford pickup hit him and the ambulance. A paramedic inside the ambulance was not injured, according to the general manager of Rural/Metro Ambulance in Mountlake Terrace.
Marston, 32, was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of a broken thigh bone, broken arm and internal injuries. He was in satisfactory condition on Sunday morning. The pickup truck driver, a 24-year-old woman from Austin, Texas, was arrested and is being investigated for driving under the influence of alcohol and vehicular assault. She has not been charged.
By Seattle Times staff
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