Police awaiting toxicology test results in case of woman pinned between two vehicles

The scene of the Sept. 9 crash. (Photo courtesy Edmonds police)
The scene of the Sept. 10 crash. (Photo courtesy Edmonds police)

Edmonds police said that they are waiting for the results of toxicology tests before making a decision on whether charges will be filed in the case of a car crash that seriously injured an Edmonds woman after she was pinned between two parked cars on 5th Avenue South Sept. 10.

“We are awaiting toxicology results from the state crime lab. Given their backlog, that could take six to eight weeks,” said Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley. “Once those results come back, we will examine the case in its entirety and make a determination what, if any, charges are warranted.”

The victim, 65-year-old Ginny Mayer of Edmonds, is recovering from fractures to her pelvis, a broken tibia and both femurs. “The good news is the doctors are saying I should be able to walk again in around six months,” Mayer told My Edmonds News readers in a comment posted to the website Sept. 16.

The driver of the car was a 69-year-old woman from Edmonds.

Mayer was caught between two parked cars near Girardi’s restaurant around 3 p.m. Sept. 10, when the driver — headed southbound on 5th Avenue South — hit the vehicle that ended up rear-ending the other vehicle.

  1. Whether or not it turns out that drugs (illegal or no) were involved, this picture is invaluable counsel for those I have so often observed in Edmonds who casually open car doors into the path of oncoming traffic. It also serves notice to those who load and unload their children from the traffic side of the street, those who walk without facing traffic along the roadside, etc. There is widespread ability to divine the future in this city, because these folks are evidently certain of their immunity from impaired drivers, medical emergencies, or things just suddenly going awry.

    Please understand I do not know the victim of this accident and I do not mean to disparage her actions at all. I cannot but assume she took all reasonable precautions, and I wish her a speedy and complete recovery.

    My point is that this is a paradigmatic photograph. Clearly it spotlights the potential for immediate consequences in exercising too much trust or too little care along the side of the road, frighteningly common behavior on the streets of Edmonds.

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