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Bainbridge Woman Run Over by Car Sustains Life-Threatening Injuries

[Updated at 10:46 and 5:58 p.m. December 19, 2014.] This afternoon, December 19, at approximately 3:30 a resident of Eagle Harbor Condos was walking hand-in-hand with her two young grandchildren through the condo parking lot when she was struck and run over by a car. She sustained life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Harborview Hospital…

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Capsized Kayaker off Battle Point Dies

by Julie Hall and Sarah Lane Last night, December 14, at 11:02 the Coast Guard pulled a capsized kayaker from the waters off the west side of Bainbridge Island near Battle Point. The 52-year-old Brownsville man was unresponsive when he was flown by Coast Guard helicopter to Harborview Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The kayaker, Mike…

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pedestrian by Rusty Clark

Pedestrian Hit by Car on High School Road

On Monday morning, December 8, as a woman was crossing High School at the crosswalk near Hildebrand, she was struck by a vehicle. The accident was reported at 7:26 a.m. The driver told police she had been going at a “very low speed.” She said she did not see the pedestrian. The driver behind her,…

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Body Washes Ashore on Kingston Beach

Today, December 9, just after 3 p.m., a homeowner on President Point Road NE just south of Kingston discovered a body on the small beach below the bluff where his home is located. Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene. They believe the body is that of an adult male. The homeowner who…

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Pedestrian Struck by Car in Crosswalk at Winslow and Madison

[Updated at 7:04 p.m., November 25, 2014.] A 68-year-old Bainbridge Island man was crossing Winslow Way on foot in the crosswalk at 6:21 Monday night when he was struck by a car. He was flown to Harborview Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. According to a police report, the man was in the crosswalk heading south in the direction…

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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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