KLIPSAN - A rear end collision caused a three-vehicle chain reaction accident that occurred on Highway 103 and 199th Thursday at 12:43 p.m. Two people were transported to Ocean Beach Hospital and two other people, including a child were treated and released. Nine Fire District No. 1 personnel, three ambulances and one fire engine and a Pacific County deputy were on scene within two minutes of the call and WSP arrived to investigate soon after.
According to the report from WSP trooper Lonnie Eaton, Kelly E. Rohl, age 51 from Astoria was attempting to make a left-hand turn while northbound. Charlynn Moses, age 52 from Ocean Park was stopped behind his vehicle in a 2005 Nissan pickup. Anna C. Taft, age 29 from Ocean Park was driving a 1990 Toyota 4-Runner and it collided with Moses' vehicle that in turn collided with Rohl's.
Both Rohl and Moses were transported to Ocean Beach Hospital with neck and back injuries by Fire District No. 1. Taft and a child were treated and released. Taft's 4-Runner was totaled and towed by Ace Towing, Rohl's 2005 Dodge Neon was left at the scene with estimated $2,000 damage, and Moses' 2005 Nissan pickup was totaled and towed by Hill Towing.
Drugs or alcohol were not involved according to the WSP report and everyone was using restraints. After Taft's vehicle struck Moses it also struck a power pole, snapping it off. The cause of the accident was driver inattention and Taft was cited for following too close.
The PUD was on scene and removed a power pole and electrical wires that were across Highway 103 within 30 minutes of the accident.