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Man Found Unresponsive After Waiting Hours For Tow Truck (WA)


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Man waiting for tow truck found slumped over wheel in Burien Friday afternoon


On Friday afternoon, Jan. 3, 2020, a man was found slumped over the wheel of a truck near SW 148th Street and Ambaum Blvd. SW.


Police say that earlier in the day the man was involved in an accident between his pick-up truck and another car.


The pick-up truck had a broken axle, so the driver – a 65-year old male – drove it around the corner to wait for a tow.


After several hours of waiting for a tow truck, a passerby noticed that the driver was slumped over.

Police responded and began CPR, and also applied an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).


Aid arrived and continued CPR, and the man was transported to Highline Medica Center. His current condition is unknown.


“We don’t know if he had a medical issue or if this was caused by an earlier collision, all part of the investigation,” Sgt. Ryan Abbott told The B-Town Blog.


King County Sheriff’s MARR Detectives are investigating.




Burien Police Department released this statement at 6:00pm 1/3/2020


2:39 PM- A 65 year old male that was found slumped over the wheel of his truck at SW 148 and Ambaum with no pulse. After life saving efforts by both Burien PD and Burien Fire, he was transported to the hospital. It is unknown if his condition was a medical event, caused by an earlier collision, or some combination to the two. That investigation is ongoing.



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For the most part yes. they are around here anyway. As soon as he told them that he was out of traffic and cleared from the scene it was time for the ins/m.c. to go shopping and find a service for him at pennies on the dollar. But now the general public will villify us because it took so long for a tow truck to get to him..... Its our fault,... Just go ask the public.......


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