Tanya rider of seattle washington
Missing Without A Trace: 8 Days of Horror by Tanya RiderSeattle-area resident Tanya Rider crashed her blue SUV in 2007 and disappeared without a trace. Her husband, Tom, reported her missing and found himself at the center of a police investigation. Eight days after the crash, Tanyas rescue was covered by every major national media outlet. She survived for more than a week in a wrecked car that had become her potential tomb. This is the story of her survival and her husbands fight for justice.
Missing Woman Found Alive in Wrecked Car After 8 Days
Tanya Rider spent her childhood facing traumatic situations, and in a twist of fate it may have been those years of struggle and strife that saved her life. For eight days and nights in September , Rider was trapped in her Honda SUV while her husband struggled to get police agencies to believe she was missing, and that he was not a suspect nor was it a planned a disappearance on her part. She was finally located through her cell phone. For more than a week the year-old Rider, who lives in Maple Valley, was trapped in a foot ravine near th Avenue Southeast and Southeast Jones Road off state Route living without food or water. She was hanging sideways from her seat belt, trapped by the steering wheel, dehydrated, starving and drifting in and out of consciousness.
His injured wife under heavy sedation not far away, tears welled in Tom Rider's eyes as he talked at the hospital Friday about her weeklong But, Rahr said, her department is overwhelmed with missing-persons reports, most of which turn out to be nothing. She also suffered a broken collarbone, dislocated shoulder and gash above her eye in the crash, said Dr. Though sedated, Rider has moved her arms and legs in response to commands. That might change today, if doctors take out her breathing tube and remove her from a ventilator.
Tanya Rider, who was trapped in a ravine for eight days without food or water after her car catapulted into a ditch, said she has learned life lessons from the near death experience. You have to take pride in what you've gone through and become stronger from it. Rider doesn't remember how her car ended up in a ravine, but the Washington state woman does remember her terror at being trapped inside her car. I remember cars going by and banging on my window for someone to hear me. Rider, then 33, suffered a broken collar bone, dislocated shoulder, kidney damage and a mangled leg after her Honda Element plunged off the road in Redmond, Wash.
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I t was 20 September and I had just finished the night shift at a local supermarket near my home in Maple Valley, Washington. My husband Tom and I were saving up to build our own house and were working ridiculously long hours. After leaving the supermarket, my memory goes blank. But then my journey went terribly wrong. I still don't know why, but just minutes from home I veered off the road and plummeted into a 20ft-deep ravine. When I came to, I was hanging from my seat at a strange angle, jammed hard against the steering wheel, with my seatbelt cutting into my chest.