Two hurt in week's second crash at Totten/SR 305 SR305

"POULSBO - Two people were injured Wednesday morning and four escaped serious injury during a three-car accident at the intersection of State Route 305 and Totten Road. It was the second serious accident at this location this week. Stefan Petrie, 21, of Clinton, was traveling southbound on SR305 and had slowed his 1984 Audi coupe to make a left hand turn when a 1989 Ford Econoline Van driven by Nigel Bradbury, 20, Tacoma slammed into the rear of the vehicle. The impact pushed the Audi into the northbound lane where its right side was struck head-on by a 1993 Dodge Caravan driven by Julie Hackman, 26, of Billings, Mont. Hackman had two youngsters in the vehicle at the time. Seatbelts were used by everyone involved and were credited for preventing serious injury. All three vehicles were totalled. The crash occurred at approximately 9:45 a.m. and after the vehicles were cleared, traffic was restricted to one lane for about half an hour. Poulsbo Fire Department crews were called at to the scene shortly thereafter Despite being the victim of two crashes, Petrie escaped with apparently minor injuries and was transported as a precaution by North Kitsap Fire & Rescue aid crews to Harrison Memorial Hospital in Silverdale with neck pain. Bradbury denied any injury. The minivan, carrying a family visiting the Vaughn area from Montana, had significant front-end damage with its grille pushed at least one foot back by the force of the crash. The front seat occupants - Hackman and an unidentified adult - had also been wearing lap and shoulder belts, and received additional protection from the van's airbags. Neither woman was injured despite the severity of the accident. A one-year-old boy, riding in a forward-facing car seat secured to the van's back seat, also escaped harm but a five year-old boy, also in the van's back seat and buckled into a child's booster seat, suffered a head injury. Helicopter evacuation for the five-year-old was abandoned due to heavy fog. He and his uninjured family members were taken by Poulsbo paramedic unit to Seattle's Harborview Medical Center. The Washington State Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash. "

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