Help burn victim Richard Newman from the KOMO4 New Helicopter crash in Seattle


Richard Newman was seriously injured on March 18, 2014 when a KOMO 4 News Helicopter crashed and burst into flames onto his car as he was driving to work Tuesday morning near the Space Needle in Seattle, WA.  Richard has been in the intensive care unit at Harbor View Hospital as he was burned on well over 20% of his body.  He also received numerous bone fractures and abrasions as a result of the accident.  Richard’s condition has been downgraded from Critical to Serious.  He is no longer requiring  assistance with breathing and he is sitting up for short periods of time.  The doctors are currently developing Richard’s medical  treatment plan and it is expected that Richard will undergo surgery soon.

Richard and his family thank you all for your prayers and kind wishes for his recovery. They are very touched by the outpouring of support.  All who know Richard count him as one of the most compassionate and loving people that they know.  He is regularly raising money for charities to help others and volunteers regularly for community based organizations.  Richard is one of the first people that others turn to for assistance in times of need.  Therefore his friends and those that love him are reaching out to others for assistance for Richard during this critical time.  Richard and his spouse have a two-year-old son and Richard had just started a new job.  Richard will have significant medical expenses as a result of the accident.  Furthermore, Richard’s car was destroyed in the helicopter accident.  Any donation amount that can be contributed to help Richard meet his needs as a result of this terrible accident would be greatly appreciated.

Additionally, our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those that lost their lives during this terrible tragedy.  We pray for comfort and peace for their families.

If you wish to donate to Richard’s recovery please go to Please follow the link on the Project Karma website.  A face book page has been created to provide regular up-dates on Richard’s recovery and to provide a forum for individuals to send Richard messages of encouragement.  That can be found at: richardnewmankomo4crashinfo.  If you have additional questions please contact Tomackie Kim at: