Fire Blotter: Teen Sent to Hospital After Roll-Over Accident on Highway 16

The weekly Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One blotter compiles reports from Dec. 1 through 6.

Total calls during this period: 75         

EMS: 59                        

Fire/Service: 6                                                         

Other: 10

On Dec. 1, a 72-year-old female experience shortness of breath while at home. She described the onset was about 4 days ago. She tried to treat herself with increased oxygen, but it was not effective and became more problematic as it continued to increase. After evaluation, she was transported to the hospital.        

On Dec. 2, a 32-year-old female reported a sudden pain in her shoulder with pins and needle sensations in her neck and arm. She was transported routine to a local hospital for continued care.

On Dec. 3, a 50-year-old female experienced a sudden onset of chest, arm and shoulder pain that varied with intensity and moved around her body while working in an office. She was evaluated and then transported to the hospital for additional treatment.

On Dec. 4, engine crews were dispatched to investigate two cylinders of unknown type that were found in the street on 122nd Street NW. They were labeled Compressed Nitrogen (non-flammable) and were not leaking. Nearby, a heating/air conditioning truck was parked at a residence. The driver confirmed they had accidentally fallen off his truck. They were properly secured on the truck without incident.

On Dec. 5, a 69-year-old female finished water aerobics at the YMCA when she felt lightheaded and noticed a rapid heart rate about 30 minutes before EMS arrival. She was transported to a local hospital for further treatment.

On Dec. 5, a 19-year-old driver was suddenly cut off on Highway 16 and hit the ditch, which then caused his car to roll over. He was retrained with a seatbelt, and was able to self-extricate to flag other motorists for help. He experienced neck, lower back and knee pain and was transported to a hospital.


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