JEFFERSON COUNTY, WA — Three people were hospitalized Thursday morning after their vehicle overturned on U.S. Highway 101 near Brinnon, according to Peninsula Daily.
The accident took place on a hilly span of the highway near milepost 302 at approximately 8:53 a.m.
Washington State Patrol said the driver lost control of a 2006 Ford Escape and failed to negotiate a curve, causing it to strike a nearby hill, overturn on its side, and slide 100 feet down the roadway.
A 60-year-old male passenger in the car was seriously injured and rushed to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center. WSP noted he was the only occupant who was not wearing a seat belt.
The driver, an 80-year-old woman, was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma with undisclosed injuries.
A 69-year-old female passenger was said to have been taken to Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend, but was not listed in the hospital’s patient census on Thursday afternoon.
Authorities determined the Ford had been going too fast for weather conditions at the time of the accident. No impairment was suspected, and no charges were expected to be filed.
The event left the vehicle totaled and the highway blocked for multiple hours.
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