Wynn Loiland, the south King County firefighter who was Sunday morning when he was struck on I-5, is showing signs of improvement in his condition.
Loiland's vitals were stable and doctors were no longer calling his condition life threatening, according to an early Tuesday night post on a caringbridge.org website created by the Gig Harbor resident's family and friends in order to post updates of the firefighter's condition. A breathing tube and cranial pressure monitor had been removed. However, Loiland had not awakened as of last night, the post said.
The veteran firefighter of South King County Fire & Rescue was on duty assessing the scene of an accident along I-5 near Federal Way when at about 5:30 a.m. he was hit by a car that had spun out of control. Loiland was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with severe head and facial injuries as well as a broken arm and collapsed lung.
Two other firefighters who had been with Loiland at the scene were not injured.
Loiland is married to Sue Loiland, the of the . The couple has two sons, Nick and Scott.