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Police find woman who spent week in her wrecked vehicle

A woman had been trapped in the wreckage of her vehicle a week before she finally was found.

Tanya Rider, 33, was admitted in critical condition Thursday with kidney failure and other injuries after her mangled sport utility vehicle was found in a ravine off a highway suburban Seattle.

She remained in the intensive care unit Sunday, said Susan Gregg-Hanson, spokeswoman for Harborview Medical Center.

Rider's kidneys failed because of toxins from a muscle injury and dehydration. Doctors say her brain function is normal. She also broke her collar bone and dislocated her shoulder and has pressure sores from being held by the seat belt, probably upside down.

Investigators believe Rider ran off the road Sept. 20 while driving home from work at a department store.

Her husband, Tom Rider, has expressed outrage that he had to fight to get authorities to launch a search. He said he was told at first that his wife could not be categorized as a missing person because she was not a minor, suicidal or mentally ill.

King County Sheriff Sue Rahr has ordered a review of emergency calls and said that any mistakes would be addressed.

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