Bainbridge Island, WA- August 4, 2014

A one-car accident on Highway 305 just north of Day Road at approximately 7:30 tonight, August 4, required Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) extraction of the driver and a one-lane traffic closure.

Bainbridge Police Officer Trevor Ziemba, who happened to be four cars back from the northbound vehicle when it crashed, witnessed the car swerve into oncoming traffic and land on its side in the shallow ditch off the east side of Highway 305. Officer Ziemba said the driver “caused no fatalities within inches,” narrowly avoiding oncoming traffic and causing a multiple-car accident. He said the driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time and was very lucky to be alive.

The BIFD extracted the female driver of the dark green Subaru Legacy through the rear hatch of the vehicle. BIFD Captain Butch Lundine said she suffered only minor injuries, which were being evaluated at the scene by medics.

The Bainbridge Island Police Department is investigating.

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