THE BULLETIN: Relatives of a man who survived a motorcycle crash in Bend only to be killed seconds later by a passing truck, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the truck’s driver, alleging she was high on marijuana.
KIRO 7: Thirty-seven-year-old Jonathon Stroh and a co-worker were on a sidewalk carrying kitchen mats when the two Canlis dishwashers were suddenly struck by a Toyota Prius on May 14.
“The only thing I really remember is carrying a mat and then nothing else until I woke up in the hospital,” Stroh told KIRO 7 Wednesday.
KXRO RADIO: In a filing with Grays Harbor Superior Court, the Quinault Indian Nation has filed a lawsuit for damages against Valve Corporation, the creators of the video game Counter-Strike and the software distribution platform Steam, saying that the company is conducting online gambling and is in violation with the Consumer Protection Act.
EVERETT HERALD: On the way home, the Kingers’ vehicle was struck head-on while traveling Highway 522, near Fales Road. The Kingers, both in their 70s, died from their injuries, as did Isabella Bednarski, the other driver’s baby girl. That was in 2014.
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY: The long and impactful career of Paul Stritmatter JD'69 proves you don't have to live in a large metropolis to make it big. Hoquiam, Washington, population 8,405, is perhaps best known for its annual Loggers Playday, at which lumberjacks from around the Northwest face off in events ranging from axe-throwing and log-chopping to speed-climbing and double-hand bucking.
THE NEWS TRIBUNE: A police officer directs traffic after an accident. As he signals vehicles through an intersection, a driver doesn’t understand he’s supposed to stop and crashes into a vehicle the officer had waved through. Is the city who employs the officer responsible for the wreck, or does state statute protect the government from liability? That’s what a lawsuit filed by a couple in Pierce County Superior Court will decide.
YAKIMA HERALD: The Grandview School District has settled a federal civil rights lawsuit filed on behalf of a deaf student for $1 million, attorneys for the student announced Tuesday. Jose Garcia was basically “warehoused” in special education classes even though he was hearing impaired, not developmentally delayed, Seattle attorney Karen Koehler said in a news release about the settlement, which she called a record in an educational deprivation case.
KOMO NEWS: A Seattle cyclist who survived getting run over by a Metro bus is on a very tough road to recovery. When you see Daniel Ahrendt in his hospital bed, it's hard to believe what he went through just one month ago. He was cycling to his job as a web developer in Georgetown when somehow he lost control at Rainier Avenue South and South Jackson and wound up under the tires of the bus.