Good news today, five days after the mystery incident in which someone seriously injured a runner – whether accidentally or on purpose, we still don’t know – in Fairmount Ravine. This update from the victim’s family came in today via a comment on our first followup:
I am a member of the family of this victim. Please let me thank you for the family, for your kind support. It is humbly accepted and returned with love for you all!
The victim (I’ll call her Red), is slowly improving. She has been moved from ICU to acute care. She opened her eyes on Monday. She recalled her name and recognized family for the first time on WED.
She suffered a head injury, and an adominal injury. plus road rash. Thankfully, no broken bones. She had surgery on sat afternoon.
Thank you again for your concern and prayers. I will attend the run and take some pictures for Red so she can see your love!!
“The run” refers to the “Run to REFLECT” event organized by Athena Frederick and Julie Ambrose, the Good Samaritans who summoned help for the woman after finding her unconscious along Fairmount Avenue under the Admiral Way Bridge around 7 am Saturday, while they were heading down to the water for their own early-morning run. Even if you are not a runner, you are invited to join to show support for the victim and for safety in the area – here’s the invitation again:
We will meet at the bottom of Fairmount (on the Alki Beach side near Salty’s) starting at 6:30 am. Please bring some type of reflective gear, object, caution cone, etc. to donate (you may be able to retrieve it after Saturday, but not guaranteed). We will be placing these reflective items along the side of the road going up through Fairmount. Please feel free to bring them even earlier than 6:30am. Businesses that would like to donate any reflective type gear, please contact us. We are doing this to raise awareness over the weekend for drivers to SLOW DOWN on that stretch of road.
Starting at 7 am, we will run a 5K on Alki to show our support of the 54-year-old woman and her family. Please invite friends, family and join us to either “light up Fairmount” OR for the 5K run or walk.
No breakthroughs reported yet by SPD, but we have an inquiry out to doublecheck. If you saw or heard any vehicle of any kind in that area around 6-7 am last Saturday morning, please call 911 or Det. Korner at (206) 684-8927.
Sorry, comment time is over.
All contents copyright 2013, A Drink of Water and a Story Interactive. Here's how to contact us.
Header image by Nick Adams. ABSOLUTELY NO WSB PHOTO REUSE WITHOUT SITE OWNERS' PERMISSION.
Entries and comments feeds. ^Top^