ATV goes airborne in Silverdale, driver in critical condition

Passenger is in stable condition

  • Monday, May 20, 2019 1:04pm
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An alleged ATV vehicular assault occurred Sunday evening in Silverdale, resulting in one individual being left in critical condition with life threatening injuries, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

According to KCSO Public Information Officer Scott Wilson, the crash involved two individuals, a 58-year-old male who was the driver of the ATV, and a 19-year-old female who was riding as a passenger.

The male was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center with life threatening injuries, while the female was transported to Tacoma General Hospital in Tacoma with serious injuries. As of Monday morning, the hospital advised that she is in stable condition, per Wilson.

It was reported that the male driver smelled of alcohol, however KCSO was unable to obtain a blood draw for testing due to the medical emergency for an airlift to Seattle.

According to the report by Wilson, the crash occurred in a gravel pit area behind the former Ace Paving business premises at 8555 Dickey Road NW, which is currently private property.

The ATV was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed on one of the gravel roads and was unable to negotiate a curve to the left. The ATV then went off the roadway and went airborne for approximately 25-30 feet before landing and tumbling an additional 50 feet and coming to rest in a pond, the report reads.

“At this point we will investigate this as a vehicular assault,” Wilson wrote. More to come as details become available.

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