3 injured in Orting head-on accident
Two teenagers were injured as well as a driver of another vehicle when they were involved in a head-on car accident near Orville Road East around 9:30pm Friday night according to The Olympian.
The Washington State Patrol said that a 17-year-old girl failed to negotiate a curve and crossed the centerline and hit a 1998 Dodge Dakota driven by Judy L. Baker, 63, of Orting.
The 17-year-old driver and her 19-year-old passenger, Domenique Mooneyham, of Puyallup were both taken to St. Josephs Hospital; Baker was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital.
The Olympian said that the 17-year-old driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
The teenage driver will likely be cited in the accident.
Head-on collisions often result in catastrophic injuries. Luckily, in this case, it does not appear that any of the parties involved suffered life-threatening injuries according to newspaper reports.
Head-on accidents are often due to driver negligence and the investigation may reveal that driver inexperience or speeding played were factors in this accident.
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