Five injured in Olalla crash; investigation into cause ongoing
October 31, 2008 · Updated 11:04 AM
A Belfair man and his passenger were airlifted to Seattle this week after the driver reportedly ran a stop sign and was struck by a van in Olalla, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.
Spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson said the accident occurred around 5:17 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the intersection of Fagerud and Nelson roads in South Kitsap when the driver of a blue 1990 Dodge Colt approached the intersection southbound on Fagerud Road.
Once there, Wilson said, the driver failed to stop at a posted stop sign and entered the intersection.
The three-door hatchback was then struck on the driver’s side — T-boned — by a white, 1990 Ford van traveling westbound on Nelson Road.
The Dodge then collided with a white 2000 BMW traveling eastbound on Nelson. The hatchback was described as “demolished,” while the other two vehicles sustained “significant damage.”
The two men in the Dodge — a 22-year-old and 21-year-old from Belfair — were extracted from the vehicle by crews from South Kitsap Fire and Rescue, then transported to Mullenix Elementary School, where they were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
There injuries were not considered life-threatening at the time.
The driver of the van, and Olalla man, was transported to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton for evaluation.
The occupants of the BMW — two women from Olalla — were also transported to Harrison Medical Center for treatment.
At the time of the collision, Wilson said it was unknown whether alcohol or other intoxicants played a role in the collision.
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Deputy Ken Dickinson at (360) 337-4634.