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Four car crashes, one weekend

On March 15, two 16-year-old Poulsbo girls were treated and released to their parents after their Ford Mustang rolled near a 90-degree turn in the 18000 area on Noll Road at 9:42 p.m.  - Melinda Weer / Herald
On March 15, two 16-year-old Poulsbo girls were treated and released to their parents after their Ford Mustang rolled near a 90-degree turn in the 18000 area on Noll Road at 9:42 p.m.
— image credit: Melinda Weer / Herald

POULSBO — Poulsbo Fire Department firefighters went to the scene of four vehicle collisions March 14-16, prompting officials to urge residents to use extra caution when driving.

“It appeared that most of the occupants were wearing seat belts, except for one female driver … who suffered serious injuries and had to be transported” to Harrison Medical Center, Poulsbo Fire spokeswoman Jody Matson reported. “Statically, three out of four people who are ejected during a crash will die from their injuries. Seat belts save lives."

On March 14, just before 11 p.m., a 66-year-old Poulsbo man was transported to Harrison Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries after his pickup truck was found wedged between two trees on Finn Hill Road.

On March 15, two 16-year-old Poulsbo girls were treated and released to their parents after their Ford Mustang rolled near a 90-degree turn in the 18000 area on Noll Road at 9:42 p.m.

On March 16, a 24-year-old woman was transported to Harrison Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries after her vehicle rolled on Clear Creek Road north of Mountain View Road around 1 p.m.

On March 16, a male driver and his female passenger were uninjured when their vehicle crashed and rolled on Highway 308 near Scandia around 3 p.m.

“Outcomes to this weekend's mishaps could have been much worse," Battalion Chief Jim Gillard said in a press release.

Firefighters remind residents to drive safely. According to the Centers for Disease Control, motor vehicles crashes are the main cause of death among Americans 30 and younger. And, Matson added, people not wearing a seat belt are 30 times more likely to be ejected from a vehicle during a crash.

Stephanie Wells, a resident of Noll Road at Bjorgen Creek Estates, told the Herald that she saw taillights from a car that speeded past her home. Then she heard the car hit the street sign at Storhoff Lane and watched as the vehicle went airborne over the ditch next to the 90-degree bend on Noll Road NE. She thought the car flipped. She promptly called 911.

Her husband, David Wells, brought his work truck down to shine lights on the scene to  help emergency workers. A Poulsbo firefighter said the girls “self-extricated” through the driver's side window and were walking toward the fire truck when it arrived on the scene in front of 17953 Noll Road NE. They were checked by paramedics and released with minor injuries to their parents. The passenger side door was later opened by firefighters.

— Herald intern Melinda Weer contributed to this report

On March 16, a 24-year-old woman was transported to Harrison Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries after her vehicle rolled on Clear Creek Road north of Mountain View Road around 1 p.m.

 

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