Three Port Ludlow residents were injured Sunday evening after a speeding driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed into two other cars while trying to get away from …
Three Port Ludlow residents were injured Sunday evening after a speeding driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed into two other cars while trying to get away from the Washington State Patrol on Highway 303 in Silverdale.
According to the Washington State Patrol, a trooper had tried to stop a speeding driver on Highway 202 at Silverdale Way on Halloween evening when the driver, an 18-year-old Poulsbo man, kept going.
The trooper did not pursue the fleeing driver, the State Patrol said.
The Poulsbo man, in a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria, sideswiped a 39-year-old Poulsbo woman in a 2014 Subaru Forester while trying to get away.
The fleeing driver then veered to the left and hit a jersey barrier in the median, then rolled the Ford and hit a 2001 Dodge Durango.
The Durango, driven by a 31-year-old Port Ludlow woman, then rolled over.
Inside the Dodge were two of the driver’s family members, a 29-year-old woman and a 63-year-old woman.
All three people in the Dodge were injured and were taken to St. Michael Medical Center-Silverdale.
The speeding driver, identified as Cody F. Vio-Wirtanen, was not hurt.
According to the State Patrol, the man will be charged with eluding, hit-and-run, and third-degree driving with a suspended license.
The Poulsbo woman in the Subaru was not hurt.
Both the Ford and the Dodge were totaled.