First responders help a woman who was driving a pick-up involved in an accident Monday afternoon. She and the passenger in the other vehicle were both transported to WhidbeyHealth Medical Center for unknown injuries. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

First responders help a woman who was driving a pick-up involved in an accident Monday afternoon. She and the passenger in the other vehicle were both transported to WhidbeyHealth Medical Center for unknown injuries. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Two injured in highway car accident

  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019 3:28pm
  • News

Two women were transported to WhidbeyHealth Medical Center after an accident on State Highway 20 Monday afternoon. The status of their injuries was unknown by press time, according to Joshua Lancaster from Washington State Patrol.

At approximately 2 p.m., a pick-up truck was stopped on Highway 20 just south of Arnold Road to turn left into a driveway. A driver in an SUV traveling north didn’t see the stopped vehicle and rear-ended the pickup, Lancaster said.

The driver of the pickup and the front-seat passenger of the SUV were both transported, but the pickup’s passenger and the SUV’s driver did not report injuries. The accident blocked both lanes of traffic for around 20 minutes.

The individuals involved all seemed to be wearing seat belts at the time, Lancaster said. The SUV sustained significant damage, losing a front wheel and totaling the front end.

The pickup’s rear bumper came off and its back tire went flat.

State Patrol, Island County Sheriff’s Office deputies, WhidbeyHealth EMS personnel and North Whidbey Fire and Rescue responded to the scene.

Deputy Lane Campbell and Washington State Trooper Joshua Lancaster assess damage after an accident on Highway 20 near Arnold Road on Monday afternoon. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Deputy Lane Campbell and Washington State Trooper Joshua Lancaster assess damage after an accident on Highway 20 near Arnold Road on Monday afternoon. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

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