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Accident snarls traffic

One person was transported to Whidbey General Hospital as a result of a three-car accident that snarled traffic south of Oak Harbor Monday afternoon.

At approximately 3 p.m., a white Buick Park Avenue was trying to make a left turn from north Highway 20 onto Boon Road when it was struck by a dark green Audi station wagon, said Oak Harbor resident Lloyd Willig who was driving behind the Audi and witnessed the accident.

The Buick spun around the Audi and into a Chevy pickup truck that was at the intersection of Boon Road and Highway 20.

Maryanne Gardner, the Oak Harbor resident driving the truck, was trying to make a right turn onto Highway 20, but the long line of cars prevented that.

“Out of the corner of my eye, I see a car turning,” Gardner said. In Gardner’s car was her daughter, 15-month-old Mattison. Neither was injured as a result of the accident.

The driver of the Buick, whose name was not available, was transported to Whidbey General Hospital more as a precautionary measure, said Marv Koorn, chief of North Whidbey Fire and Rescue.

One lane of Highway 20 was closed while firefighters cleaned up the accident and a trooper from the Washington State Patrol investigated the scene.

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