SEAVIEW — Two drivers and one passenger involved in a three-car crash were taken by ambulances for examination to the Ocean Beach Hospital after a 2 p.m. wreck on June 26.
The three damaged vehicles blocked traffic at Pacific Highway and 30th Street for well over an hour as rescue crews from Pacific County Fire District No. 1 extricated the injured from their vehicles then cleared the road of car fragments and glass.
The Washington State Patrol reported that Phillip J. Andreotti, 42, of Ocean Park was driving north when his Jeep Grand Cherokee collided with a Ford Edge SUV whose driver had stopped to make a left turn.
The Jeep hit the rear of the SUV and continued into the southbound lane where it hit a Subaru Forester head-on.
The SUV driver, Wanda Dyas, 64, of Silverdale, was transported to the hospital. Her passengers, Aiden J. Schroeder, 10, and Ivy Schroeder, age unknown, were unhurt. Dyas was treated at Ocean Beach Hospital and released.
The couple in the Subaru, driver Michael S. Ford, 70, and Carol L. Ford, 67, of Oysterville, were both transported to the hospital. Carol was treated at OBH and released, while Michael was stabilized at OBH and transferred to another facility for additional care.
Rescue personnel were observed checking Andreotti at the scene. The WSP report noted that he was injured, but was not transported. His passenger, Abigayle Andreotti, 12, was unhurt.
Pacific County Sheriff’s Office and Long Beach Police Department responded and assisted.
WSP Trooper Jeffrey Street reported that the cause of the crash is under investigation. No drugs or alcohol were involved, according to his preliminary report. All in the vehicles were wearing seat belts.