A woman was seriously injured yesterday afternoon after a rollover crash along Highway 520 in Bellevue threw her from her Chevrolet Blazer...
A woman was seriously injured yesterday afternoon after a rollover crash along Highway 520 in Bellevue threw her from her Chevrolet Blazer, over the freeway divider and into the path of an oncoming sport-utility vehicle’s windshield.
Melissa Larine, 31, of Seattle, was driving westbound in the right lane around 3:20 p.m. when she veered to the right and struck a green minivan in the car-pool lane, just west of Interstate 405 and near Bellevue Way, said Trooper Kelly Spangler of the State Patrol. The van’s driver and passenger were not injured, Spangler said.
The Blazer then veered sharply to the left and started to roll, hitting the divider and ejecting Larine, who was not wearing a seat belt, Spangler said. She was in midair when she was struck by a Ford Explorer headed eastbound in the far-left lane, she said. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The driver of the Explorer was not injured.
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Parks department to install dog signs
Mercer Island’s Parks and Recreation Department plans to install 10 signs at major entrances to Pioneer Park to remind dog owners that their pets must be under voice or signal control and restrained from approaching others and from damaging property.
Four new dog-cleanup-bag dispensers also will be added. The project is part of efforts by the Mercer Island Open Space Conservancy Trust to protect the park’s natural areas.
Pioneer Park is located at Southeast 68th Street and Island Crest Way. For more information, visit www.miparks.net online.
Seattle Times Eastside bureau