Robert Davison, Island County sheriff’s deputy, inspects a Chevy pickup after it rolled at around 2 p.m. Thursday on Madrona Way. The driver was uninjured. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Robert Davison, Island County sheriff’s deputy, inspects a Chevy pickup after it rolled at around 2 p.m. Thursday on Madrona Way. The driver was uninjured. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Man uninjured in rollover on icy Madrona Way

A 23-year-old man was uninjured after his Chevy pickup rolled over on Madrona Way Thursday afternoon.

The driver, AJ Frost, said he was driving toward Coupeville at around 2 p.m., when he encountered a silver car driving in the middle of the road in the opposite direction.

When he turned to avoid the silver car, Frost said his wheel caught the ditch on the side of the icy road, and his pickup flipped on its side. He crawled out through the passenger window and found his phone lying on the ground a little ways from the vehicle.

The silver car kept driving, he said.

The pickup was largely undamaged, except for the driver’s side window.

“It’s built like a tank,” Frost said.

Though the road was clear of ice where the sun hit it, the sections in the shade remained covered in ice and a thin layer of snow. Island County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Davison responded to the incident, which he said was the 14th crash he had investigated that day.

“Please folks, a simple solution to this issue is to just simply slow down,” he said in an email. “Every one of these collisions is avoidable if people would just simply slow down.”

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