News brief: Man hit by vehicle near SWW fairgrounds

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 3:36 pm
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Transfer at Providence Centralia Hospital. / Courtesy photo by Riverside Fire Authority

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – An elderly pedestrian struck by a vehicle on the 1900 block of South Gold Street in Centralia today was airlifted with several traumatic injuries, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

Firefighters responding about 12:25 p.m. said it happened in the area of Security State Bank and the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds.

When they arrived, the man was unconscious on the east sidewalk but regained consciousness a short time after emergency medical care was begun, according to Fire Capt. Scott Weinert.

The victim was stabilized then transported to the helipad at Providence Centralia Hospital, where he was picked up by Life Flight to be flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to Weinert.

Weinert described the man’s condition as serious but stable.

3 Responses to “News brief: Man hit by vehicle near SWW fairgrounds”

  1. motorboatin says:

    They were all in the beer garden

  2. What the helicopter says:

    Funny the sherriffs office just conducted a live drill recreating a scenario where someone was struck at the fair by a vehicle. Many emts and officers on site at the fair. What’s the deal?

  3. Shawn says:

    I read on another news site saying it took 30 minutes for the police to arrive is that true?

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