Issaquah residents escape unharmed after wrong-way collision

February 13, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 12:45 p.m. Feb. 13, 2012

Issaquah residents survived a wrong-way collision early Sunday on state Route 18 near the Cedar River.

Washington State Patrol investigators said a Honda Civic coupe headed westbound in the eastbound lanes from 244th Avenue Southeast to the Cedar River Bridge as a Chevrolet Impala and a Toyota Tacoma approached in the eastbound lanes. Troopers said the Honda struck the Chevrolet, rotating the vehicle into the Toyota. The incident occurred at 12:38 a.m.

Medics treated and released the driver of the Honda, a 24-year-old Kent man. Investigators said alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash. Police later booked the man into the King County Jail for driving while intoxicated. He remained in jail on $500 bond at noon Monday.

The occupants in the Chevrolet, a 42-year-old North Bend man and a 41-year-old North Bend woman, did not sustain any injuries. The occupants in the Toyota, a 42-year-old Issaquah man and a 42-year-old Issaquah woman, also escaped unharmed.

Police said everyone involved in the crash had been wearing seatbelts.

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