2 accidents on Simpson Avenue in Hoquiam on Friday
2 accidents in Hoquiam over the weekend occurred on Simpson Avenue.
The first accident occurred just after 10pm on Friday. Sergeant Joe Strong said he saw a green mini-van traveling northbound on 23rd street fail to stop for the red light at 23rd Street and Simpson Avenue. The van, driven by a 50 year old Hoquiam man, struck the rear passenger side of a 2006 Ford Escape. This caused the Escape to roll-over, landing upright. The driver of the Escape, a 45 year old Hoquiam woman, suffered minor injuries. She was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital. Her 27 year old son was also in the vehicle and was not injured. The driver was cited for Fail to Stop at a Red Light-Causing a Collision.
The second accident occurred approximately one block west as Hoquiam Police officers were called to a report of a one vehicle roll-over collision on the Simpson Avenue Bridge. Officers found a 2005 Honda Accord on its top, with the driver and a passenger still in the vehicle. Both Hoquiam and Aberdeen fire departments responded and the driver, a 56 year old man from Lacey, was assisted from the vehicle. He denied having any injuries and refused treatment. His passenger, a 33 year old Tenino woman, was removed from the vehicle by fire personnel and complained of a shoulder injury. She was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital by ambulance where her injuries were not believed to be serious.
According to witnesses, the Honda was observed traveling the wrong way on Simpson Avenue when it struck the cement barrier and rolled onto its top. The driver in that accident was arrested for Driving Under the Influence.