Injury crash was 56th on Hansville Road since 2005

KINGSTON — A vehicle collision on Hansville Road Dec. 30 raised the total number of injury collisions on that road to 56 in approximately a six-year period.

Three people were sent to Harrison Medical Center Friday afternoon; North Kitsap Fire & Rescue, the Poulsbo Fire Department and other law enforcement went to the scene. NKF&R spokeswoman Michele Laboda said crews were dispatched at 2:11 p.m. The crash occurred near Three Berry Lane, where a motorcyclist died Sept. 23 after colliding with a Jeep Cherokee.

The driver of a red sedan, in her 20s, was heading northbound on Hansville Road when she apparently crossed into the southbound lane. A 57-year-old male driver of an older Ford F250 truck attempted to avoid the sedan before the two vehicles collided head-on in the southbound lane shoulder. The truck was also carrying a 57-year-old female passenger.

The two in the truck identified themselves as Seattle residents.

The identity of the woman in the sedan was unavailable Tuesday. She was later taken to Harborview Medical Center, after Harrison.

This was the 56th injury vehicle collision between January 2005 and December 2011 on Hansville Road, according to Laboda. The severity of those injuries vary.

Though she expected Miller Bay Road to have a higher number of crashes than Hansville Road due to the amount of curves and hills, Laboda said there were nine fewer crashes — 47 — between 2005 and 2011.

However, the combined number of crashes on Hansville and Miller Bay roads do not equal that of the approximately nine miles of Highway 104 that NKF&R covers. Since 2005, a total of 127 injury collisions were reported, Laboda said.


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