A Puyallup woman was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center Sunday after being thrown onto State Route 119 (Lake Cushman Road). The State Patrol says the 39-year-old was checking the load securement of a 1999 GMC Yukon while the SUV was on the shoulder of SR-119 just north of Fawn Drive near Lake Cushman. About 11:20 AM, the driver of the Yukon accidentally accelerated and braked abruptly which caused the woman to be thrown onto the roadway where she struck the back of her head.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
A press memo identified the woman as Shannon M. Arndt. The driver of the SUV was identified as Kariane R. Cunningham, 41 of Puyallup.