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Condition Improves for Injured Firefighter

Wynn Loiland, the south King County firefighter who was severely injured Sunday morning when he was struck on I-5, was showing signs of improvement in his condition as of early Tuesday night.

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.

Rich Street November 23, 2011 at 05:23 PM
Best wishes to Sue and the family. We are thinking about you.

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