Accident at Wynoochee River Bridge causes backup on Highway 12
The Washington State Patrol says that following too close was the cause of an accident on the Wynoochee River Bridge that caused traffic to back up Wednesday afternoon. Just after 1pm this afternoon a 35 year old Elma woman was traveling towards Central Park when she her 1994 Ford F150 started to run out of fuel. As she began to pull onto the right shoulder, she was struck from the rear by a 1991 Chevrolet Prism driven by a 73 year old Olympia man.
Both drivers, as well as a 65 year old female from Olympia and 26 year old man from Germany were taken to Grays Harbor Community Hospital with non life threatening injuries says WSP Trooper Russ Winger.
A 32 year old male from Chehalis was also in the Prism, but was uninjured. All passengers were wearing their seat belts.