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Two injured in head-on collision in Bonney Lake caused by suspected drunken driver

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Sep. 5, 2012 at 5:54 am with 2 Comments »
September 5, 2012 5:54 am

Two people were injured in a crash Tuesday night after a 48-year-old Spanaway man abruptly made a U-turn on state Route 410 and struck another vehicle head-on in Bonney Lake, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The collision occurred about 9 p.m. in the 24400 block of SR 410. Troopers said drugs or alcohol likely played a role in the accident.

The Spanaway man was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck west on SR 410 when he suddenly made a U-turn as he approached 234th Avenue East and began driving east in the westbound lanes. He struck a 1989 Mazda 929 driven by a 23-year-old Buckley woman.

Both drivers were taken to Tacoma General Hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known.

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  1. klondiko says:

    A lot of idiots on 410. The stretch between Buckley and Bonnie Lake is deadly. Good place for distracted drivers to pay attention.

  2. sassyseattle2006 says:

    and how often do we see this type of headline where the ‘influence’ the driver is under is marijuana?
    I think lawmakers and society in general demonize the wrong substances.

    I really detest drunk drivers.

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