Crash on 101 Sends Four to Harborview

A two-car collision on U.S. Highway 101 south of the Purdy Canyon sent four people to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Saturday.

The Washington State Patrol says a 1991 Honda Civic attempted to turn left onto southbound 101 from Eagle Point Drive about 6:20 PM and was struck by a northbound 2014 Dodge Charger. The Dodge swerved to avoid the collision but hit the Honda’s driver’s side. The highway was block for four and a half hours.

The Bremerton residents in the Honda, a 30-year-old man (driver) and a 21-year-old woman, were airlifted to Harborview. There was a two-year-old boy in the car who was not injured and is now in the care of his grandparents. The adults were not wearing seatbelts but the toddler was in a car seat.

The driver of the Dodge, a 79-year-old Hoodsport man, and his passengers, a 70-year-old Skokomish Nation woman, were also airlifted to Harborview. Both were wearing seatbelts.

According to a press memo, it is unknown whether drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash but does indicate that the cause is failure to yield right of way by the driver of the Honda.

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