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August 14, 2014

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Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-3 By NATALIE JOHNSON natalie@masoncoun com The Washington State Patrol and Mason County Sheriffs Office released re- ports of six car accidents that injured 10 people over the weekend. At 11:39 a.m. Friday, a bi- cyclist was injured after a col- lision on state Route 3 in Bel- fair. According to the WSP, 56-year-old Union woman was driving her green 2004 Toyota truck south on state Route 3 when she drifted onto the shoulder and hit a 70-year-old Tahuya man on a bicycle. He was injured and taken to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton. At 12:45 p.m. Saturday, a Belfair woman was injured in a motorcycle accident 8 miles north of Shelton on U.S. High- way 101. Two Belfair residents, a 46-year-old man and a 45-year- old woman, were northbound on the highway on a black Charges against the driv- er of the truck are pending, according to the State Pa- trol At 4:25 p.m. Sunday, the Mason County Sheriffs Of- fice responded to reports that two people were injured when their truck left the road on Northeast Belfair Tahuya Road near Northeast Tahuya River Drive. The truck traveled down a steep embankment between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m., said Detective William Adam. Rope rescue teams were deployed to rescue the driver and passenger, who were both seriously injured and airlifted to Harborview Medical Center, Adam said. At 4:35 p,m. Sunday, a child was injur din a single-vehicle ,' Photo courtesy of Dan Frizzell accident on U.S. 10I 25 miles A Washington State Patrol officer takes photos near a truck that flipped onto its side at north of helton, about 3:30 p,m, Sunday on U.S. Highway 101 near the Sanderson Field Industrial Park and The driver of a black, 1998 Airport. ...... .... Dodge Ram towing a 16-foot ...... " ..... ~ camper trailer was a 50-year- Shelton on Highway 101 near According to the WSP, cyclist was injured after being old Bremerton man. He was Lynch Road. : the Ford crossed U.S. 101 struck by a truck on Alrview driving south on U:S. 101 According to the WSP, the ' and struck the Acura. One Waynear U.S. 101, about 1 when he left the road and 2002 Honda VTX 180 motor- first vehicle, a silver; 2007 of the northbound lanes of miles north of Shelton. struck a road barrier. cycle when a dog ran onto the Ford Focus, was westbo d on i U.S. 10i was closed for an i: -Accordi'ng to the WSP, a The truck came to rest road. Lynch Road. hour. :: : 40-ye.ar:01d Hoodsport man : blocking the southbound lane. The driver applied the The Focus was driver by a All four people injured!-was:d vi north on U.S, 101 The accident was caused by brakes but hit the dog, and his female passenger was ejected into the road. The passenger was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The driver was not injured. At 2:35 p.m. on Sunday, four people were injured in two-car collision miles south of 72-year-old Olympia woman, and taken to Mason General The car's two passengers were Hospital. Both vehicles Were an 83-year-old woman:and an totaled. : . 85-year-old woman, both of" Drugs or alcohol werenot a Olympia. factor in the crash, according The second vehicle, to the WSP. The accident was : green 1995 Acura Legend, caused when the driver of the driven by a 22-year-old Shel- Ford failed to yield at the in- ton woman, was northbound tersection. on U.S. 101. At 3:12 p.m. Sunday, a bi- when he told the State Patrol he swerved to avoid a south- bound vehicle. The man's 1985 Dodge truck hit a 29-year-old man from Coventry, England, who was biking on the shoulder of the highway. The bicyclist was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center. a medical emergency, accord- ing to the WSP. No charges have been filed. The truck had three pas- sengers. A 68-year-old woman from Bremerton and a 13-year- old girl were not injured. A 12-year-old boy was injured and taken to Mason General Hospital, Question of the week: ..... As a country, .is there any area that you feel is moving in positive direction? Warm weather is the time to get your fall and winter clothes ready. We can help. By Russ Denney Mon-Fri 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.. Sat 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 215 South Second 426.3371 Member Shelton and Mason Col 7 for 87years COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE FOR RENT: State of Washington 50Z Approved for Retail Recreational Marijuana Belfair Log Plaza 23730 State Highway 3 Belfair, WA 98528 Units available: Unit D&E: 2748 sq. ft. / Unit G: 1549 sq. ft. Centrally located in Belfair along Highway 3 Immediate availability Connected to utilities Extra parking in rear Advertising space/signage Please direct all inquiries to: ' - steve@belfairlogplaza.com END OF PROHIBITION Congress and the tobacco industry in 1932 made marijuana illegal, then Class I, to strangle an historic beneficial and spiritual plant and substance. Politicians and interests corporate raked in "legal" political and private jails to destroy and jail many providers of marijuana.