The State Patrol said a 32-year-old Shelton woman was airlifted to Harboview Medical Center in Seattle with head and back injuries after striking a tree with her car on U.S. Highway 101 about six miles south of Shelton Wednesday afternoon. The Patrol don't know if drugs or alcohol were involved.
According to the report:
The woman was southbound in a 2002 Toyota Scion on U.S. 101 approaching the Hurley Waldrip Road exit when the car left the roadway to the right shortly around 4:53 p.m. The Patrol then said the car rotated and started traveling backwards. As the Toyota spun, the rear of the vehicle slammed into one tree and then the passenger sides truck a second tree. The car finally came to a stop.
Police said the woman was not wearing a seatbelt in the crash which totaled the car. Police believe inattention was the cause and charges are pending against the driver.
Just the day before, a 48-year-old Hoodsport woman was hospitalized after her car was struck while making a left onto U.S. Highway 101 off of Hurley Waldrip Road shortly before 4:30 p.m. The Patrol suspect that drugs or alcohol were involved.