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Rush-Hour Injury Collisions This Morning Back up Highway 305 and New Brooklyn

Two collisions during morning rush hour delayed commuters and left victims hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries. A collision on Highway 305 and Reitan Road at approximately 8 a.m. slowed traffic to a near standstill and then to one lane for over an hour. A car turning left heading southbound from Reitan Road onto Highway 305 collided…

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Ross Olsen and Winchester by Pat Egaas

Wheelchair Accident Victim Upgraded from Critical to Serious Condition

On the evening of October 29, a well-known Bainbridge Island resident, Ross Olsen, collided with a small pickup truck while traveling in his motorized wheelchair along Madison Avenue in Winslow. Following the accident, which threw Olsen, 52, onto the ground, he was airlifted to Harborview Hospital in Seattle for emergency surgery. According to friends (Olsen does not…

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Wheelchair by Marcel Oosterwijk

Account from Driver of Vehicle in Collision with Man in Wheelchair

The woman in a small pickup truck who collided with a man in Winslow in a motorized wheelchair last Wednesday evening, October 29, spoke with Inside Bainbridge to give her account of what happened that night. A Bainbridge Island resident who preferred not to be named, the driver said she was heading north on Madison Avenue in…

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tree across highway 305 by Marty Houck

Tree Topples Across Highway 305 Halloween Evening

Last night, as Halloween revelers were about, a large tree fell across Highway 305 between Sportsman Club Road and Koura Road at about 8 p.m. The tree blocked the northbound lane. A cyclist and two people in cars stopped to direct traffic, which included a heavy off-loading from the ferry, until Bainbridge police and firefighters arrived. The cyclist…

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Want to Help Last Night’s Accident Victim?

Many readers have asked what they can do to help the victim in last night’s (October 29) vehicle v. pedestrian accident near the Eagle Nest Apartments on Madison. The incident resulted in life-threatening injuries to a man known to many and recognizable to many others on the Island, Ross “Roscoe” Olsen, who gets around via a motorized…

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Man in Wheelchair Hit by Pickup in Winslow Airlifted for Treatment

A man in a motorized wheelchair heading south on the east shoulder of Madison Avenue near Eagle Nest Apartments in Winslow was hit by a small pickup truck this evening after dark at approximately 6:45 p.m. The man, 52, was knocked out of his chair onto the curb. Bainbridge Island Fire Department Medic Unit 21 transported…

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smashed car windshield by Susan Brandzel

Snapshot of the Day: Storm Damage

Susan Brandzel sent in these photographs of her family’s van damaged by the fierce windstorm that swept through Bainbridge Island and surrounding areas last night. A chunk of tree fell and speared the van’s windshield at about 10 p.m. Thousands lost power, and debris was evident all over Bainbridge this morning. Crews worked to restore…

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Car Veers and ‘Cartwheels’ Over 200 Feet off Eagle Harbor Drive Wednesday Night

Just after 10 p.m. last night, October 15, a driver of a 2011 Nissan Rogue heading south on Eagle Harbor Drive veered to the right off the road. The car traveled about 175 feet on the shoulder and then began to “cartwheel,” flipping over and over in the ditch for another 50 feet before coming…

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Strawberry Hill Dog Park

Owner of Seriously Wounded Dog Warns About Risk of New Dog Park

Barbra Boiser lives near Bainbridge Island’s new dog park at Strawberry Hill, and after several friends told her to check it out she took her dog there to give it a try on Tuesday, September 30. Having never been to an enclosed dog park, Bosier inspected the scene before letting her dog, Angel, into the…

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Silverton motor yacht

Boat with 150 Gals. of Gasoline Sinks at Marina—Quick Action Saves the Day

On September 27 some good decision making and swift action helped contain the damage from a sunken boat. The 35-foot Silverton motor yacht had been entering Eagle Harbor a little before 3 in the afternoon. There were 7 adults and 6 children on board. The owner of the vessel heard what sounded like his propellers…

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Update: Road Alert—Fallen Power Line and Big Stuck Truck Close Arrow Point Drive

Update: As of 5:05 p.m. the roadway was cleared. ___________ This afternoon, September 26, at approximately 3:55 Bainbridge Island firefighters responded to a fallen power line across Arrow Point Drive at the bottom of the hill between Miller Road and the turn leading to Battle Point Park. They closed the road to wait for Puget Sound…

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Bainbridge Woman Hospitalized from Dog Park Hit and Run Speaks out

On September 6 at about 12:45 in the afternoon, Karn Adams took her dog Trudi to Strawberry Hill Dog Park. It was their fourth or fifth visit to the new park, which opened officially at the end of July. Adams assessed the scene in the main fenced area to see if it looked manageable for…

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Cause of Death Determined for German Shepherds Found at Stottlemeyer Trailhead

The Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) has released results from necropsy evaluations of the two German Shepherds whose bodies were discovered Saturday morning at the Stottlemeyer Trailhead. According to Dr. Jen Stonequist, cause of death for both dogs appears consistent with severe injuries resulting from being hit by one or more vehicles. There is no evidence…

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Who Takes the Fall for a Dog Bite?

At midday Saturday, September 13, a man was walking his dog on leash on the south sidewalk of High School Road, heading toward Safeway. A second man approaching from the opposite direction and heading to the library tripped on an uneven portion of the sidewalk and fell toward the dog. Startled, the dog bit the man…

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Olympic Terrace House Fire Likely Caused by Spontaneous Combustion

Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) investigators say they have determined the cause of the fire that occurred Monday evening, September 15, in a two-story home at 11084 Olympic Terrace to be accidental. After interviewing witnesses and the homeowners, BIFD identified spontaneous combustion to be the probable cause of the fire. The homeowners had recently applied…

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Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Marine Services

Explosion at Blake Island Sends Victims to Hospital with Severe Burns

This evening, September 14, two people aboard a boat moored at Blake Island suffered severe burns when their vessel exploded and caught on fire. An initial 911 call at 4:47 p.m. reported an explosion and fire aboard a private boat at a public marina on the north side of Blake Island. Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office…

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Bainbridge High School

Celebration of Life Scheduled for Michael Anderson

A celebration of life event for Michael Anderson will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. in the Bainbridge High School Commons. Anderson drowned in Tiger Lake near Belfair on Sunday evening, September 7. He was pulled from the water by boaters responding to a woman screaming about a swimmer in distress. They performed CPR until…

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Mason County Medic One

Bainbridge Teacher Michael Anderson Dies

Bainbridge Island resident and long-time Bainbridge High School (BHS) teacher Michael Anderson has died. According to Mason County Sheriff’s Office Detective William Adam, Sheriff’s deputies and Mason County paramedics responded to a 911 call at 6:10 p.m. yesterday, September 7, about a distressed swimmer in Tiger Lake near Belfair, Washington. After a woman reportedly screamed…

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Bainbridge Father and Daughter in Serious Condition After Fall from Bluff

A Harborview Hospital spokesperson provided a medical status report tonight at 9:15 about the condition of the father and daughter who fell from a bluff in the Hidden Cove neighborhood of Bainbridge Island. She told Inside Bainbridge that both patients are in serious but not critical condition at the hospital. The 3-year-old girl and her…

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Three-Year-Old Girl and Father Fall off 80-Foot Bluff at Hidden Cove

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall This story was updated at 4:05 p.m., September 7, 2014. A 911 call at 2:08 this afternoon, September 7, reported that someone had fallen off the bluff at the end of Hidden Cove Road on Bainbridge Island. Bainbridge Fire Marshal Jared Moravec initiated a call for the BIFD technical response…

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