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Driver airlifted after car crashes into Poulsbo sign
POULSBO — The 83-year-old male driver, of Poulsbo, of a four-door sedan was airlifted May 28 after the vehicle veered off Highway 305, slamming into Poulsbo Rotary's “Welcome to Poulsbo” sign.
The condition of the man was not known by May 30. Crews from the Poulsbo Fire Department were seen strapping the driver to a stretcher.
The crash occurred around 1:30 p.m.
The car drove at least partially off the road just after the Highway 305 and Hostmark Street intersection on the northbound side of the highway. A portion of the car drove over the curb, hitting a metal pole designated for a pedestrian crosswalk button. The car continued off the road and crashed into the Rotary sign, typically used to promote Poulsbo events.
The front of the car was crushed. Airbags were deployed.
The crosswalk button was sent flying into the parking lot of the Northwest Design Center.