Couple ejected from Ford Model A

A 1928 Ford Model A headed to a car show at the Greenbank Farm last weekend didn’t quite make it.

Instead, the antique car ended up rolled over in a ditch and an ejected passenger was injured, after the driver swerved to avoid a head-on collision.

The State Patrol reported that 41-year-old Rodney Geier of Anacortes was driving the Model A south on Highway 525 with his wife, 40-year-old Denise Geier, in the passenger seat.

William Mitchell, a 67-year-old Seattle resident, was driving north in a 1990 GMC Sierra pickup when he had a sneezing fit and drifted into the southbound lane near Smuggler’s Cove Road, which is in front of the Greenbank Farm.

Geier steered to the right to avoid a collision. The Model A left the roadway, rolled over and came to a rest on its top. Both husband and wife were ejected from the car, which doesn’t have seat belts.

Denise Geier complained of hip and rib injuries, the State Patrol reported.

You can reach Jessie Stensland at jstensland@whidbeynews or 675-6611.

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