Issaquah woman injured in car accident

July 20, 2010

By Staff

A 19-year-old Issaquah woman was injured in a single-car accident at 11:17 p.m. July 17 along state Route 202.

An SUV, a 1998 Ford Escape driven by a 21-year-old male from Monroe, was traveling westbound on the highway when it veered into the bushes near Southeast Eight Street, according to Washington State Patrol documents.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but Trooper Cliff Pratt said the driver had obviously been drinking and was arrested for driving under the influence. A sample of the driver’s blood was taken and has been sent to the state crime lab for testing, he said. Those results won’t be back for a few weeks.

The woman, Kendra J. Gaspard — one of five occupants in the vehicle — was taken to Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue, because she had a broken femur, Pratt said.

The woman said she had been wearing a lap belt; however, it was either buckled improperly or not on because she flew forward during the collision, he said.

She was treated and has since been released from the hospital, spokeswoman Karen Johnson said.

The driver, and three other people — a 21-year-old male from Duvall, 22-year-old female from Woodinville and a 19-year-old from Carnation — all wore their seatbelts and sustained minor injuries treated at the scene.

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