12/23/2008: "Beth Hudson Sustains Serious Injuries"
(11:45 a.m) San Juan Island resident Beth Hudson’s injuries from a Sunday Accident are tragic.
Sheriff Bill Cumming reports that her “right leg [was] amputated below the knee; left leg stabilized and surgery is scheduled on Thursday to repair the leg; broken ribs; lacerated liver; bruised pancreas; broken bones in right shoulder.” Cumming stated “the family reports that Beth has responded to conversation and some commands.”
A Medical Fund for Beth Hudson has been opened at Islanders Bank Friday Harbor branch. Any donations can be made at any Teller's window and Drive-up at any Islanders Bank branch.
As part of the ongoing investigation, search warrants were issued for the vehicles involved in the accident, as well as interviewing any witnesses to the accidents.