Bothell head-on collision sends two to hospital
by Northlake News Staff
A head-on collision on Bothell Way last Friday at the beginning of the afternoon commute sent two to the hospital with serious injuries and closed down the road for several hours.
Police say it appears a 30-year-old Everett man driving a Toyota sports car eastbound crossed the center line near 91st Avenue NE at about 3:40 p.m. and collided with a westbound Ford Escort station wagon driven by a 69-year-old woman from Kenmore.
The Toyota struck the Escort head-on with a 50 percent overlap on the passenger side of both vehicles.
"That's what saved the woman, that and her airbag deployed," said Bothell Officer Brent Stuvland.
After the collision, the Toyota slid towards the westbound shoulder, where it came to rest. Police closed down the road for four hours while they sorted out what had happened, causing backups on SR-522 to the Interstate 405 ramps.
The man was taken to Harborview suffering massive head injuries; the woman was taken to Evergreen's critical care unit with a partially collapsed lung, fractured ribs, a separated collarbone, and a fractured knee and ankle.
Police are interviewing three witnesses. Alcohol is being investigated as a factor in the accident.