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Caran Johnson, 47, follows police scanner exchanges with her Twitter account @ScanCouver, and began tweeting about the accident Wednesday afternoon, The Seattle Times reported. He struck a Toyotoa pickup driven by a 54-year-old woman, who suffered a broken femur, collapsed lung and broken pelvis, Finn told AFP.
By Erik Kirschbaum and Belinda Goldsmith BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - Hurricane-force Storm Xaver blasted towards mainland Europe on Thursday after cutting transport and power in northern Britain and killing three people in what meteorologists warned could be the worst storm to hit the continent in years. British authorities said the Thames Barrier, designed to protect London from flooding during exceptional tides, would shut on Thursday night and warned of "the most serious coastal tidal surge for over 60 years in England". Prime Minister David Cameron called two emergency meetings to discuss strategy. Two people were killed in Britain as the nation's weather office measured winds of up to 225 km per hour (140 mph) when the storm slammed Scotland and parts of England.