A head-on collision in Poulsbo resulted in one passenger being airlifted for serious injuries.
The crash was reported at 5:28 p.m. Tuesday on the 22800 block of Port Gamble Road NE, about a quarter mile north of NE Gunderson Road.
According to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred as a 2018 Mini Cooper carrying three 17-year-old females was traveling southbound. The sheriff’s office suggested that the Mini Cooper crossed the center line as it crested a small hill. After crossing the center line the Mini Cooper, collided with a northbound Honda Odyssey minivan driven by a 20-year-old male from Poulsbo.
After striking the minivan, the Mini Coooper’s momentum carried it forward, across the southbound lane of travel and off the roadway shoulder, where it then struck an embankment and a utility pole. After striking the pole, the vehicle rotated 180 degrees and came to a stop in the ditch. After impact with the Mini Cooper, the Honda Odyssey continued off the northbound roadway shoulder, struck a fence and came to a stop.
The front seat passenger of the Mini Cooper was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries, but has since been reported to be in stable condition. The other two occupants of the Mini Cooper were transported to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton. The driver of the Honda Odyssey was also transported for medical evaluation and treatment.
According to an initial investigation, KCSO does not believe that intoxicants or narcotics are a factor in the collision. Excessive vehicle speed is believed to have been a contributing factor.
KCSO stated that it continues to investigate the collision and anyone with information on the crash should contact Deputy Dave Green at 360-337-4634.