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Be prepared when you hit the road. Here are some quick tips on what to do if you are in a car accident.
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Be prepared when you hit the road. Here are some quick tips on what to do if you are in a car accident.

A 34-year-old woman fell asleep at the wheel of her Honda Accord and wound up at an area hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol.

About 7:20 a.m. Sunday, troopers say the woman was headed north on state Route 105, southwest of Aberdeen in Grays Harbor County, when she fell asleep and drifted off the shoulder.

Then she woke up, troopers say. She over-corrected her steering, lost control of the Honda and it spun in a counter-clockwise direction, according to the State Patrol.

Troopers say the vehicle then crossed both lanes, struck a sign and tree and came to a stop against the tree. The Tokeland woman was injured and taken to Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen.

Troopers say drugs or alcohol may have played a role in the crash.

Rolf has worked at The Olympian since August 2005. He covers breaking news, the city of Lacey and business for the paper. Rolf graduated from The Evergreen State College in 1990.
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