Car rams into Highline Area Food Bank, injuring elderly female volunteer


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BREAKING: A car rammed into the rear of the Highline Area Food Bank in Burien at 18300 4th Ave South (map below) Tuesday afternoon around 2:30 p.m., injuring an elderly female volunteer inside.

According to Executive Director Mike Werle, a female volunteer was picking up another when she apparently panicked and drove in reverse instead of forward – right into the back door.

“She took out the back door, which knocked the other volunteer into bread trays,” Werle told The B-Town Blog. “The injured volunteer, who is in her 80s, recently had hip surgery. She was taken to the hospital.”

The condition of the injured woman is not known at this time.

Ironically, the driver who rammed into the building was there to pick up the woman she injured, to help take food to Hospitality House.

The female driver is in her 70s, and drove a Toyota Camry.

Cost of damage to the building is unknown, but if you’d like to donate to the food bank, please click here.

“It all depends on what the city decides,” Werle added.

As we learn more about this incident, we’ll update this post.


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One Response to “Car rams into Highline Area Food Bank, injuring elderly female volunteer”
  1. Christine says:

    How horrible! I hope the volunteer is okay and the building damage minimal!

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