December 11, 2000
Community fund will help pay a local teen's medical bills
Justin Martin, 18, from Carnation, was critically hurt in an accident on Nov. 12 and remains in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center.
The Cedarcrest High School senior suffered a broken leg, fractured skull and head injuries that have left him paralyzed on his right side. He had been airlifted to Harborview after the car he was riding in hit a utility pole on Fay Road. The driver and two other passengers were not injured. The accident remains under investigation by the King County Sheriff's Office.
The community has created a fund for his family to help pay for high medical bills and an unknown quantity of rehabilitation he may need.
Justin and his family have lived in the Valley for 15 years. His two older brothers also attended Cedarcrest. His father, Mike Martin, has been a coach for the Sno-Valley Vikings football team for 11 years.
Before the accident, Justin enjoyed fishing and spending time with his friends and family. Donations can be made at any Bank of America branch under the Justin Martin fund.