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Family Says Abbott Will Not Survive Injuries from Biking Accident

Mountain biking coach Jay Abbott, who crashed Sunday while riding with his middle school team through the Grand Forest, will not survive his accident, his family announced this evening around 5:30. In their announcement, his family said that Abbott’s spinal cord injury has been termed “complete,” and he will “not recover to move, swallow, or…

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More Details on Biking Coach Jay Abbott’s Accident

Herman Vroom, the head coach for the Bainbridge Island Gear Grinders high school mountain biking team, was able to share more information about the biking accident of middle school coach Jay Abbott on Sunday, January 25. He clarified that the accident happened in Grand Forest East, not at Gazzam Lake as initially reported by Abbott’s wife…

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Gear Grinders Middle School Coach Paralyzed After Biking Accident

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall This Sunday, January 25, on a middle school mountain bike ride near Gazzam, Bainbridge Island Gear Grinders Coach Jay Abbott suffered a crash and landed on his head and neck, severely damaging his spinal cord and cervical nerves. Bainbridge Island Gear Grinders is a mountain biking club with the mission of promoting…

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Pilot of Crashed Plane in Hood Canal Presumed Dead

After searching for more than eight hours near Seabeck for survivors of a plane crash that occurred at about 1 p.m. yesterday, January 26, in Hood Canal, the Coast Guard has suspended its search. There have been no reports of a missing plane, but a debris field was found and search crews discovered a driver’s license identifying…

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Plane Crash Debris Field Located

Ileana LiMarzi, the Public Information Officer for Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue, has reported that at about 2:15 this afternoon, January 26, a debris field was located in the area where a small plane was believed to have gone down in the Hood Canal. U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Amanda Norcross confirmed the debris…

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Coast Guard Searching for Plane Believed to Have Gone Down in Hood Canal

At around 1 this afternoon, January 26, a person called 911 to report having seen a small plane going down into the Hood Canal near Seabeck. Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue is responding to the scene and trying to get their sights on the water. The Coast Guard has confirmed that a helicopter departed from…

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City Bus Tire Goes BOOM, Slows Traffic on 305

Today at approximately 4:25 p.m. a Kitsap Transit bus blew its front left tire heading north on Highway 305 just north of Lovgreen Road. The bus is currently under repair on the east side of the highway, marked off by traffic cones. Two-lane traffic is moving slowly around the bus. No injuries were reported. Residents…

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High School Rower Airlifted Due to Medical Emergency

During a regular indoor workout session this afternoon, a member of the Bainbridge Island Rowing (BIR) Junior (high school) team experienced a serious heart-related medical emergency. According to Bainbridge Island Fire Marhsal Luke Carpenter, the very sick 15-year-old male was airlifted to Harborview Hospital in Seattle for emergency treatment. Bainbridge Island medics received a call about…

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Three Teens Killed Early This Morning in Seabeck Car Crash

At 3:16 this morning, January 11, four teenagers in a Toyota Corolla 4-door were leaving a party when their vehicle rolled over in the 6600 block of Seabeck-Holly Road NW. Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived on scene at 3:27 to find the vehicle on its top in the drainage ditch on the east side…

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Man Overboard on 9:40 Ferry From Bainbridge This Morning

[Read our detailed followup story here.] According to Washington State Ferries Communications Director Marta Coursey, a person went overboard during the 9:40 Bainbridge sailing to Seattle this morning. Coursey said a passenger reported the man overboard. The Puyallup crew jumped to action and pulled a young white male from the water to safety. EMTs met the…

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Happy DUI 2015!

Senior Police Clerk Barbara Seitz reported that in six of the last eleven years, the first police report of the New Year has been a DUI arrest. Those DUI years are 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, and our most recent, 2015. Self-Aware Drunk Driver. Just 49 minutes into the New Year, Kitsap County Sheriff’s Deputy…

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A Tribute to Kathy Dunn, 1943-2014

Katherine E. Dunn, known to most as Kathy Dunn, died on December 22 at 6:25 p.m. surrounded by family and friends at Harborview Hospital in Seattle. Dunn, 71, never regained consciousness after being run over by a car on December 19 while walking with her grandchildren in the parking lot of her condominium complex. A…

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Kathy Dunn Dies

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall [Updated at 7:48 a.m., December 23, 2014.] Monday, December 22, at 6:25 p.m. Kathy Dunn died peacefully at Harborview Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Dunn was one of two pedestrian victims in Friday’s accident involving a car in the parking lot at Eagle Harbor Condos, where she lived….

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Family of Woman Run Over By Car Calls for Community Prayers

[Updated at 2:14 p.m., December 21, 2014] Family members of Kathy Dunn, critically injured Friday, are asking for community thoughts and prayers for the woman known and loved by so many. Kathy’s son David Dunn reported this morning that she has not regained consciousness since being run over by a car in the parking lot of…

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Man Who Drove Over Bainbridge Woman Was Not Substance-Impaired

According to Washington State Patrol (WSP) spokesperson Russ Winger, the 91-year-old man who backed into a woman and her grandchild in the Eagle Harbor Condos parking lot on Friday, December 19, was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Trooper Winger said a drug expert with WSP evaluated the man after the accident and…

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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 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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