A 29-year-old woman was airlifted to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center and three other people were transported to hospitals with serious injuries after a four-vehicle accident Wednesday morning on state Route 16 near Gorst, according to the Washington State Patrol.
While changing lanes, a 2007 Pontiac G6 driven by a 33-year-old woman hit the rear of a 2015 GMC pickup driven by a 27-year-old man. They were in the westbound lanes of Route 16. According to a State Patrol memo, the woman continued across the center turn lane into eastbound traffic and hit head-on a 1999 Mazda Protege driven by the 29-year-old woman.
The Pontiac then rotated and was struck from behind by a 2016 Honda CRV driven by a 50-year-old woman. The wreck delayed traffic for five hours. Each driver was taken to a different hospital. All were wearing seat belts.
The wreck is under investigation. The driver of the Pontiac is expected to be charged with vehicular assault in Kitsap County Superior Court.
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The extent of the injuries was not yet known. The scene was cleared by late morning.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.