Pasco family talks about being trapped in an avalanche
A Pasco family is recovering after they were hit by an avalanche while driving over Snoqualmie Pass Wednesday. Randall and Roxanna Parker spoke to KNDU about the traumatic experience. They say they were traveling back to Pasco from Seattle with their two daughters, ages 7 and 4. A massive snow slide fell on top of their car and pushed it into a concrete barrier.
Randall said it's amazing they survived. "As soon as I saw the snow coming and heard it hit the car, all I can remember is the noise of it crushing through the windshield and smashing into us. I remember the car going sideways and then we drove into the cement barricade on the side of the road." Randall went on to describe the snow like a log, crushing through the car windshield.
The Parker family is okay. The only injuries Randall sustained were some cuts on his hands, face, and neck. His wife received some bruising from the windshield collapsing on her, but their children were not injured. Parker says he will go back to work Saturday and his kids will back in school first thing Monday morning.