Firefighter struck after responding to crash



FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — A south King County firefighter was struck by a car and critically injured early Sunday after responding to a rollover accident on Interstate 5 in Federal Way.

South King Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief Gordie Olson says 52-year-old Wynn Loiland was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with head and facial injuries, a collapsed lung and broken arm.

The Seattle Times reports ( ) a pickup traveling southbound on I-5 hit the left barrier and rolled over at about 5 a.m. The roads were icy Sunday morning.

Loiland and others responded to the scene and were standing next to the rolled-over vehicle. Olson says a 26-year-old man driving a Chevrolet Blazer skidded out of control and into the shoulder, striking Loiland and narrowly missing two others.


Information from: The Seattle Times,