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Man struck by logging truck, critically injured in rural Pierce Co.

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GRAHAM, Wash. - A man is in critical condition after he was struck by a logging truck near Lake Kapowsin in Pierce County.

Medics responded to the scene, along a logging road in a forested area east of the lake, earlier Monday morning after receiving reports of a serious accident, said a Graham Fire District spokesperson.

The victim was found to be in critical condition with severe injuries to the extremities.

Medics wanted to airlift the man to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, but the weather was too bad, with low clouds, snow and rain in the surrounding area. So he was treated at the scene and will be taken by ambulance to a more accessible location to be flown out.

The circumstances leading up to the accident are under investigation.

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