Two people were injured in a rollover cash on Highway 3 near Pickering Road Friday evening.
The Washington State Patrol says a 2002 Chevrolet minivan was northbound on SR-3 about 5:30 PM. The minivan was traveling at a “high rate and passing vehicles recklessly during a snowstorm.” Just south of Pickering Road, the driver, a 42-year-old Bremerton man, lost control and the Chevy left the roadway to the left and rolled over several times.
Two of the four people in the minivan were injured and transported from the scene. The driver and a six-year-old were not injured.
A press memo indicates that drugs or alcohol were also involved in the crash. The driver was taken to Mason County Jail.
Snow from Roof Leads to Injury Crash Near Potlatch
A 39-year-old Union woman was injured when snow from the roof of her car blocked her view and she hit a tree near the Lucky Dog Casino Friday night.
According to the State Patrol, the 2001 Honda Accord was northbound on U.S. Highway 101 just before 11 PM. Just north of the intersection with State Route 106, the car spun out after the windshield was obstructed by the snow falling from the car’s roof. The Honda came to rest after striking the tree in the southbound ditch.
The woman was transported by aid car to Mason General Hospital in Shelton.
This is a good example of why you should clear all your windows, lights and roof of snow before you drive in these conditions.