17-year-old in serious condition following SR 305 crash

Around 1 p.m. Friday, July 12, Washington State Patrol responded to a crash at the intersection of SR 305 and Totten Road.

According to Washington State Patrol Troopers Chelsea Hodgson and Jessica Schob, the crash involved a car crossing 305 from Lemolo Shore Drive to Totten Road, which was struck by a Kitsap Transit bus which at the time of the collision was only occupied by the driver.

The car, a silver Mini Cooper, had been occupied by four teens who were all injured in the incident. Three were transported to local hospitals while one was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center.

According to Trooper Schob, the 17-year-old Poulsbo girl, who was airlifted to Harborview remains in serious but stable condition. The driver of the 2003 Gillig transit bus, a 45-year-old Bremerton man, was treated by paramedics and released at the scene.

The accident caused traffic along 305 to back up for 2 1/2 hours Friday afternoon while responders waited for tow trucks to move the vehicles.

Commenters on Twitter and Facebook noted that the intersection has been a problem for quite some time and questioned what could be done to improve it.

In 2018, the Washington State Department of Transportation proposed placing a roundabout in that location, along with others. In April, WSDOT held meetings to discuss preliminary plans for the roundabouts.

Charges are pending for failure to yield the right of way, as well as an intermediate license violation.

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