EAST BREMERTON - Washington State Patrol troopers continue to investigate the Wednesday night car crash that sent a 6-month-old boy to the hospital with serious injuries.
No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed while police continue to investigate what happened, spokeswoman Trooper Krista Hedstrom said Thursday.
Traffic investigators are trying to determine how fast a 36-year-old Bremerton man was driving when his 1992 GMC Yukon hit the back of a 2005 Kia Spectra being driven by 23-year-old Kaitlin Wiliams of Silverdale.
Also in the car with Williams were her husband and their three children, including a 2-year-old daughter, 3-year-old son, and the 6-month-old boy who was airlifted to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma with serious injuries.
The baby was the only person seriously injured in the crash. A report in Thursday's Kitsap Sun incorrectly stated others were injured in the wreck.
At the time of the accident the baby was not breathing and CPR was performed on him at the scene, according to Hedstrom.
According to a blog launched by a family member after the accident, the baby suffered a fractured skull and bruised windpipe. He has undergone numerous CAT scans to monitor the swelling in his brain.
As of Thursday afternoon, the baby was unable to breath on his own and his "brain activity is falling," because of the pressure on his brain, according to the family member's update.
The accident happened at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 303 and Furney's Lane near the Fred Meyer shopping center. State patrol reports say Williams was in the left turn lane of northbound Highway 303 when the Bremerton man, also heading north, strayed from his lane and hit the back of the family's car.
The Kia was totaled, but the GMC was driven from the scene, according to reports. Everyone involved was wearing seat belts, and the 6-month-old was properly strapped into a car seat, according to state patrol reports.
After interviewing the Bremerton man extensively at the scene, traffic investigators "didn't have anything to lead us to believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident," Hedstrom said. There is also no indication that the man was on a cell phone at the time of the crash, she said.
Troopers will continue to review all information while they investigate the crash.