Latest News

Local News

Mom, infant injured in north Seattle DUI crash showing some signs of improvement

Karina Schulte and her newborn son Elias are shown in this family Facebook post just days before a drunk driver plowed into the family, killing two and leaving mother and son critically injured. (Facebook)

The newborn critically injured after a suspected drunk driver plowed into a family in north Seattle turned one-month-old on Monday. Elias Schulte is still at Harborview Medical Center in serious but stable condition, showing signs of improvement.

Elias is now breathing on his own, without a breathing tube. According to his father, Dan, the infant and his mom, Karina, saw each other face-to-face last weekend for the first time since the accident last month.

In a blog post on the Caring Bridge website, Dan Schulte says Karina clearly reacted to seeing Elias and he thinks it will be a “trigger point” to speed up her recovery. He also says they still have a long road ahead and is thankful for everyone’s continued support.

Karina and Elias have been at Harborview since March 25, when they were hit while crossing a street in the Wedgewood neighborhood. Dan’s parents were killed at the scene.

The suspected repeat drunk driver, Mark Mullan, is in jail on $2.5 million bail.

About the Author

Ursula Reutin

Ursula loves to laugh and she does it with gusto. She brightens the day for everyone around her with her kindness, thoughtfulness and fun-loving nature.


Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus
Latest News