Honored for their lifesaving efforts were Shon McLead, left, and Peter Tabor. They received awards last week from Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste. Photo courtesy of WSP

Two earn WSP award for actions after crash

Two men were honored last week for their life-saving efforts during the immediate aftermath of a horrific crash east of Enumclaw.

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 10:30am
  • News

Two men were honored last week for their life-saving efforts during the immediate aftermath of a horrific crash east of Enumclaw.

Lifesaving awards and certificates of commendation were presented by the Washington State Patrol to Shon McLeod and Peter Tabor. The ceremony took place May 9 at WSP headquarters in Bellevue.

The unfortunate story behind their actions played out July 15, 2016, when McLeod was on a motorcycle ride with his father, Bruce, and a number of friends. The group was heading east on state Route 410 about eight miles from Enumclaw when a westbound Jeep Cherokee crossed the centerline and crashed into three of the motorcycles.

McLeod and Tabor were able to provide lifesaving care to McLeod’s father, applying a tourniquet that Tabor had in his truck.

“When medical aid arrived they determined that this effort provided Mr. McLeod’s father the best chance of survival,” according to a WSP press release. “The quick thinking and determined actions of these two individuals made a lifesaving difference.”

Bruce McLeod eventually suffered a leg amputation, but lived; another member of their riding party died at the scene.

More in News

King County Fair begins four-day run; Saturday brings handcars, parade to Wilkeson

The longest-running county fair west of the Mississippi River is back with some old favorites and new attractions.

State survey seeks information from SR 410 drivers

Make sure to let WSDOT know how you think traffic between Bonney Lake and Enumclaw can be improved by Sunday, July 22.

Crashed plane in Burnett, two injured

The Pierce County Sheriff Department said the plane lost power after taking off.

EHS harriers pitching in with community service

The Hornet Team recently helped with the Miner’s Day 5K run in Black Diamond, and will be moving on to other projects later this summer.

Group moving ahead with plans for Mount Peak tower

The Mount Peak Historical Fire Lookout Association may have to shift where the tower would be placed, and the cost is estimated at $450,000.

First family officially moves into Ten Trails

It was hard for the McFaddens to find a home, with houses flying off the market within days, even hours. So they told their agent to stop looking at what’s already been built, and start searching for what is going to be built, leading a family of six to the Black Diamond development.

Townsend drafted by Toronto, now pitching professionally

The former Bonney Lake Panther was drafted after one season at Oral Roberts University, where he managed an impressive average of 11.64 strikeouts per nine innings.

Most Read