Two Cars Collide Then Hit Pedestrian

Two cars collided on U.S. Highway 101 near Ryan Road and then struck a passerby who stopped to check on one of the vehicles before the collision.

The Washington State Patrol says a 2002 BMW was stopped in the median of 101 at Ryan Road for an unknown reason about 8:30 PM Wednesday. A 64-year-old Shelton man driving past, stopped on Ryan Road, exited his vehicle and checked on the driver of the BMW. The car then attempted to re-enter northbound 101 but failed to yield right of way and was struck by a northbound 1997 BMW. Both cars left the roadway to the right and struck the passerby as he attempted to return to his vehicle.

The passerby was transported to Mason General Hospital in Shelton.
The driver of the 2002 BMW, a 39-year-old Shelton man, was also taken to Mason General.
The driver of the 1997 BMW, a 57-year-old Shelton man, was not injured.

A press memo indicates that drugs or alcohol were involved and the 39-year-old driver of the 2002 BMW faces DUI charges.