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Medics treating injured biker

Emergency Response to Winslow Biking Crash Slowed by Multiple Medic Calls

A delayed response to a biking accident downtown today, April 16, had concerned citizens at the scene wondering when Bainbridge medics would arrive. At about 9:30 a.m. a 43-year-old man on a bicycle lost control, went over his handlebars, and suffered a head injury in the middle of Madison Avenue across from San Carlos Restaurant. An…

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taxi van accident hitting building on Winslow Way

Taxi Van Hits Building at Winslow Way and Ferncliff Avenue

Just before 9:30 this morning, April 14, the driver of a Taxis & Tours van lost control coming out of the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal parking lot and drove into the San Juan Building on Winslow Way near Ferncliff Avenue. The Bainbridge Island Fire Department responded with Medic 21, Engine 21, and their ambulance Aid 22….

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chilly hilly cpr rescue ceremony

Citizens Who Gave Life-Saving CPR to Chilly Hilly Rider Honored at Fire Dept Ceremony

The Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) hosted a packed house at the Madison Avenue station tonight, March 27, to honor the fast action of three men who helped save the life of a fellow Chilly Hilly rider last month. After summiting Halls Hill, approximately three-fourths of the way along the challenging 33-mile Chilly Hilly route,…

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smashed car on south beach drive

Unsolved Mystery: Crushed Car Uncovered on South Beach Drive

A smashed red convertible sits ensnarled in blackberries about as south as you can get on Bainbridge Island. Its story apparently went south quite some time ago too. If you happen to live and/or walk along South Beach Drive, you may have seen it. The car was partially revealed following extensive blackberry trimming in January….

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Walla Walla

WSF Deputy Chief of Operations Says Hull Puncture ‘Not Easy to Do’

Deputy Chief of Operations and Construction for the Washington State Ferries George Capacci said that Saturday’s (March 15) accidental puncturing of the hull of the ferry Walla Walla in Eagle Harbor was “not easy to do.” He described it as piercing a steel plate frame in one of the bilges. Crews made two holes as part…

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Walla Walla Hull Is Punctured in Eagle Harbor During Cleaning, Vessel Pulled out of Service Again

At the Washington State Ferries Maintenance Facility in Eagle Harbor this Saturday, March 15, cleaning crews mistakenly punctured the hull of the ferry MV Walla Walla. Although they were able to make temporary repairs and stop the leak immediately, the ship is being pulled out of service until permanent repairs can be made. Last March the…

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accident on agate pass bridge

Agate Pass Bridge Open After Two-Car Collision

At approximately 5:45 this evening, March 7, a rear-end collision occurred on Agate Pass Bridge and briefly delayed traffic on Highway 305 between Bainbridge Island and Suquamish. According to investigating Bainbridge Island Officer Walt Berg, a dark green Subaru Outback rear-ended a Volkswagen Bug in stop-and-go rush-hour traffic. The Outback sustained extensive front-end damage and…

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chilly hilly heart attack

Chilly Hilly Cyclist Experiences Cardiac Arrest, Is Transported to Seattle

by Colleen Byrum and Julie Hall  At approximately 12:30 p.m. today, February 23, a rider in the 2014 Chilly Hilly experienced a heart attack. He had just crested Hall’s Hill near Southern Cross coming up from Blakely Avenue when he fell over onto the roadway while still on his bicycle. Three cyclists trained in CPR…

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accident on new brooklyn

Two-Vehicle Collision on New Brooklyn at Holly Farm Slows Traffic to One Lane

At approximately 3:45 this afternoon, February 18, two vehicles collided on New Brooklyn Road about a quarter mile east of Miller Road/Fletcher Bay Road. The driver of a silver Prius four-door sedan was turning left into his driveway at Holly Farm when an oncoming westbound light pickup truck struck the back of his car. The…

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bangor oil spill in hood canal

Update from Bangor About 2,000-Gallon Oil Spill in Hood Canal

The Navy continues to work with a mutli-agency team to assess and clean up some 2,000 gallons of oily bilge water released at Bangor during an equipment failure on Monday afternoon, February 10. Washington Department of Ecology Spills Communications Officer Lisa Copeland reported today from the site that a 3,000-foot boom is containing the most…

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Car/Bicyclist Accident at Bucklin Hill and Blakely

Some readers have asked about the auto/bicycle collision that occurred on Tuesday, January 28, so here is a short report about the incident. According to Fire Marshal Jared Moravec, a cyclist was hit by a passing car at approximately 7:40 a.m. near Bucklin Hill Road and Blakely Avenue (just north of the intersection with Eagle…

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car in ditch at arrow point and venice loop

Collision Sends Two Vehicles Over Embankment at Arrow Point and Venice

by Julie Hall and Sarah Lane A two-car collision occurred this evening, January 25, at approximately 9 p.m. in the quiet residential area of Arrow Point Drive and Venice Loop, sending both vehicles off an embankment and leaving both totaled. An SUV truck and a Toyota Corolla sedan were headed north on Arrow Point when…

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Manchester shoreline

Second Female Body Found on Beach South of Bainbridge Island

Yesterday, January 24, at 4:34 p.m. a female body was found on the rocky beach of a private home in 1500 block of Colchester Drive in the Manchester area, across the narrow channel of water separating Manchester from the south end of Bainbridge Island. It was the second deceased female to wash ashore on the…

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Deceased Woman Found on Blake Island Identified

The body that was found washed ashore Blake Island on the afternoon of January 21 has been identified as Collete Scotta Russell from the tiny town of Brinnon in Jefferson County, Washington. Her name was released following notification of next of kin. According to Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Scott Wilson, Russell was identified by…

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Body of Woman Found Washed Ashore on Blake Island

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall Just after 3 p.m. today, January 21, the body of a deceased female was discovered ashore on Blake Island, a small marine camping park approximately two miles south of Bainbridge Island. A hiker who frequents Blake Island came upon the body and immediately called 911. Detective Scott Wilson of…

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Messenger House accident

Car Goes Airborne, Crashes, and Burns Behind Messenger House—Driver Airlifted

The incident started off with a call at 2:47 this afternoon, January 15, about a brush fire in the woods behind Bainbridge’s Messenger House, near Valley Road. When firefighters arrived and found the scene, they saw a car on fire down a slope in the woods, at which point—2:51— the incident became a motor vehicle…

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Car Shears off Stop Sign as It Flies off Country Club Rd and Lands Upside-Down

by Julie Hall with Sarah Lane At about 6 a.m. today, December 27, the Bainbridge Island police received a report of a single-car accident at the corner of Blakely Avenue and Country Club Road. According to Officer Mo Stitch, the parents of a young man called in to report that he had hit the stop…

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Accident on 305 by Charlie King

Driver Responsible for Accident on 305 Charged with DUI and Felony Vehicular Assault

The Washington State Patrol has just released information about the accident on 305 this morning, December 16, which blocked traffic at the Agate Pass Bridge for nearly four hours. As a result of their investigation, the WSP has charged the driver of a Ford F250 pickup with DUI (a misdemeanor) and vehicular assault (a felony)….

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Accident on 305 by Nic Stearns

Nearly 4 Hours After Rush-Hour Accident, Agate Pass Bridge Reopens

After a motor vehicle accident this morning, December 16, sent two people to the hospital and toppled a lightpole across Highway 305, the Agate Pass Bridge reopened at 11:33. The accident, which happened just north of the Bridge near the Casino, shut down the highway for more than an hour. The accident happened at 7:34,…

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305 Accident

UPDATE: Accident Closes Bridge

This morning at 7:34 an accident near the Casino and just north of the Agate Pass Bridge on 305 blocked the roadway and resulted in a light pole falling across the road. Two vehicles were involved. The accident caused serious injuries. One person was airlifted and one person was transported by ground. Unconfirmed sources said…

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