Teen appears unhurt after collision on North Whidbey Island
By NATHAN WHALEN
Whidbey News Times Staff reporter
March 8, 2011 · 8:48 AM
An Oak Harbor teenager appeared to be unharmed after a chain reaction, rear-end collision Monday afternoon on Highway 20 south of Oak Harbor.
Eighteen-year-old Oak Harbor resident Jesse Broderson was driving his Honda CRX north on Highway 20 when he had to stop for an Izuzu box truck making a right turn into a driveway near the intersection with Boon Road, Broderson said. The box truck was being driven by Oak Harbor resident James Haworth.
When Broderson stopped, his car was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup driven by Oak Harbor resident Jeffrey Austin, said Trooper Cadet Jonathan Krajcar with the Washington State Patrol. The force of the collision pushed the CRX into the box truck.
The collision basically destroyed the back portion of the CRX but Broderson said he was able to drive the car into a driveway.
Although the youth was walking around, Broderson's parents, John and Charlene, said they would take him to the hospital to get checked out.
Krajcar said Austin was cited for following too close.Contact Whidbey News Times Staff reporter Nathan Whalen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-675-6611 ext. 5058.