Clark injured in car wreck, community lending support

Family, local residents and the Girl Scout community are rallying around Bothell resident Kelly Clark, who was critically injured in a car accident May 19.

Just after 3 p.m., Clark’s van turned onto South 228th Street from Third Avenue Southeast in Bothell when it collided with a white Mustang, flipped and landed upside down. Witnesses said the Mustang, driven by a 19-year-old man, was speeding. The man and a 13-year-old girl — a passenger in Clark’s van — were transported to Evergreen Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Clark, a 48-year-old Girl Scout leader of troops 2647 and 2272, is currently in a comatose state with a severe brain injury at Harborview Medical Center. She also suffered a broken pelvis, a broken leg, a collapsed lung and a lacerated liver.

According to an update May 23 at www.carepages.com, Clark was upgraded from critical to serious condition after her chest tube was removed and was taken off a sedative drip. She also had a successful pelvic operation.

“(Husband) Mark is very excited about these baby steps!!” the page read. The Clarks have two daughters, Kennedy, 7, and Rowenna, 11.

“I cannot even start to put into words what an amazing woman Kelly is and how many people she has touched throughout the community,” said friend Lisa Cobb. “She is our Girl Scout leader and has been a member of the Girl Scouts for many, many years. She has given so much to so many children and their families, including ours. She is an exceptional human being with two small children and a wonderful husband who are at her side.”

Family and friends have set up the “Kelly Clark Support Fund,” which people can donate to at any Washington Mutual Bank.

In other community support, Rob and Cherry Pickering, owners of Snapdoodle Toys (7330 N.E. Bothell Way, Kenmore), will give 15 percent off any product that is purchased for Clark’s daughters and/or the girl who was also injured. There will be a collection container on site.

Rob Pickering is a longtime friend of Clark’s.

Also, Dinner’s Ready in Lake Forest Park (17171 Bothell Way N.E.) is offering a discount for people who want to stop in and make a meal for the family.

Clark is signed up to participate in the Relay for Life in Tacoma May 30-31. Mark, Kennedy and Rowenna are going to honor Kelly by walking in the event, and they are looking for people to walk in Kelly’s place. For information, visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RelayForLifeGreatWestDivisionteam_id=300111&pg=team&fr_id=6282.

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