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Woman airlifted after
truck runs into tree
SUQUAMISH A 54-year-old Poulsbo woman suffered multiple injuries from a one-truck accident Tuesday evening.
North Kitsap Fire & Rescue crews from the Suquamish station were the first to arrive on the scene at Columbia Street, near Middle Street, at 8:45 p.m. The truck was found upright and wedged against a utility pole off the roadway. Firefighters found the driver trapped between the trucks collapsed roof and a damaged left door. The dashboard and steering wheel had pinned the woman in her seat.
The woman was freed from the vehicle in about 10 minutes and was airlifted to Seattles Harborview Medical Center.
Fire officials said because the woman had been wearing a seatbelt, much more significant injuries were prevented.
It was the second crash on Columbia Street that evening. The driver of the vehicle involved in the earlier incident, which crews were dispatched to at 5:36 p.m., denied having injuries.
Firefighters did not detect ice in the area at the time of either collision.
The cause of the incidents are under investigation by the Kitsap County Sheriffs Office.