Oak Harbor man escapes injury in I-5 crash

An Oak Harbor man escaped unharmed, but another driver was seriously injured in a spectacular three-car accident in Snohomish County Sunday, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Becky L. Parquet, 62, of Enumclaw, was driving a 2011 Honda Civic LXS and struck a trailer hitch in the road, causing the car to fly over a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Jolinda M. McGarbey, 45, of Clyde Hill.

The trailer hitch then struck a 2002 Toyota Camry driven by Robert G. Thomson, 64, of Oak Harbor; the impact caused him to rear-end the Chevrolet Tahoe. The Camry came to rest of the side of the roadway, according to a report issued by the State Patrol.

Parquet was injured and airlifted from the scene to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Thomson and McGarbey were not injured.


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