Car accident injures two after passenger grabs steering wheel

Two teenagers were injured over the weekend after a passenger apparently grabbed the steering wheel and sent their car into a tree off of State Route 12 just East of Montesano.

The Washington State Patrol reports four teens were transported from the scene total, two as a precaution, just before 10:30 Saturday morning. Three of the teens were transported to Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma, the fourth to Grays Harbor Community in Aberdeen. They were all wearing their seatbelts and no drugs or alcohol were suspected. A cause, and any charges stemming from the accident remain under investigation.

Two injured, driver flees scene of Mason County accident

An Elma man fled the scene of a single vehicle car accident that injured two other men early Saturday morning near Schafer State Park. The State Patrol reports they were headed North on the Matlock Brady road by West Satsop Maple Glen Drive when their 1997 Ford Explorer crossed the centerline and struck a tree just after 7 in the morning. The driver, a 34 year old Elma man, fled the scene. Two other Montesano men both 30 years old were injured, one refused treatment, the other was transported to Mason General Hospital in Elma.
Trooper Richardson said at the time of the report that it was unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved, the accident remains under investigation and charges could be pending.

Aberdeen man allegedly chases victim with a knife at car accident scene

Aberdeen Police arrested a man yesterday evening after he allegedly ran a stop sign, collided with a van, then wielded a knife.
Police Captain John Green tells us at about 5:59 P.M. Monday, officers responding to the call of a collision at the corner of First Street and B Street were told that one of them was now chasing the other with a knife.
Witnesses told the Officers that the suspect, a 36 year old Aberdeen male, was driving a 2001 Toyota PU and had allegedly run the stop sign on East First Street at B Street and collided with a 2004 Pontiac Van driven by a 32 year old Aberdeen man.  No injuries were reported.
The investigating officers were told that a witness to the collision took a photo of the license plate of the car driving by the suspect.  The witness said he was concerned the suspect may flee the accident scene.  Allegedly the suspect exited his car and displayed a “Rambo” type knife in a threatening manner toward the witness.  Officers were told that the suspect allegedly held the knife in a “slashing” manner and made a verbal threat toward the victim.
The suspect allegedly returned to his truck after a short period of time and as the officers arrived on scene.
Green said the suspect, 36 year old Glenn D. Black, was arrested at the scene for Assault in the 2nd Degree.  He was arrested and transported to the City of Aberdeen jail without incident.
The investigation is continuing.

Accident blocks State Route 101 traffic East of Cosmopolis

Speeding was the cause of a two car accident on State Route 101 just outside of Cosmopolis Thursday morning. The Washington State Patrol reports a 2003 Chevy Blazer driving North by a 35 year old Aberdeen woman lost control in a sharp curve and struck the concrete barrier just after 8. The Blazer then veered across the oncoming lane and collided with the side of a semi truck trailer. A 55 year old Chehalis man driving the semi was not injured, the woman was transported to Community Hospital with unspecified injuries, and charged with driving too fast for conditions.

Three vehicles strike elk herd crossing highway 12 near Elma

Elk crossing Highway 12 caused a 3-car accident and blocked traffic near Keys Road in Satsop last night. The Washington State Patrol reports no injuries. A large herd was crossing the highway when two cars from the West, and one from the Eastbound lanes struck elk in the herd just before 9 Monday night. Westbound lanes were partially blocked for about an hour, while Eastbound lanes were fully blocked, and reopened after more than 2 hours. A 48 year old Aberdeen man, a 25 year old Aberdeen woman, and a 39 year old Virginia woman were in 3 separate vehicles, one of which was totaled, the other two were towed from the scene.

Grays Harbor PUD outage update: Quinault

UPDATE: Power has been restored to approximately 50 customers in the Lake Shore Road area of Lake Quinault, after a car v pole accident caused an early-morning outage at about 2:30 a.m.



Crews are reporting that a car accident on the South Shore Road in Quinault has resulted in a broken pole and an outage affecting approximately 50 customers in that area. Customers can expect an extended outage that may go well into mid-morning while additional crews respond to the area to make repairs.