One man was injured and may face DUI charges following a car accident in Oak Harbor late Sunday afternoon, according to police.
The Oak Harbor Fire Department reported that a man driving east in a black Ford Expedition on Northwest Crosby Road April 9 crossed the centerline and crashed head-on into a westbound Jeep, forcing both vehicles off the road.
Fire department personnel had to extricate the man driving the Ford from his vehicle using hand tools, according to firefighter Brandon Bailey. He was subsequently transported to Island Hospital in Anacortes.
Bailey did not know the extent of the man’s injuries, though the firefighter said the man was conscious with no visible wounds at the time of the response. The woman driving the Jeep was not injured.
Both cars were totaled and towed from the scene. Bailey said the fire department was on the scene for around 45 minutes.
The Oak Harbor Police Department is investigating the accident, Capt. Mike Bailey said. Though the cause has not been officially determined, the man driving the Ford was processed for a possible DUI, the captain said.