Three injured in Oak Harbor crash

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Three injured in Oak Harbor accident
Motor vehicle collision cause unknown



Date: June 5, 2011, 06/05/2011
Location: Oak Harbor, Island County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: Three injured

Three people were injured in a collision in Oak Harbor on Sunday.

Around 4:25 a.m. while driving north on Highway 20 near the Monkey Hill Road intersection, a Nissan Altima carrying 25-year-olds Leticia Rincon-Garcia and Janet Estrada crossed the centerline and struck a Saturn 4D that was traveling southbound.

Washington State Patrol was unclear as to who was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash. The driver of the Saturn, 60-year-old Maria Whitmore was transported to Whidbey General Hospital and remains in satisfactory condition. Rincon-Garcia and Estrada were taken to Island Hospital and were treated and released.

Washington State Patrol is still investigating the accident and whether alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash. Both cars were totaled.

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The majority of car accident victims are the drivers, then the passengers of the car, followed by pedestrians, and lastly cyclists. Every 12 minutes, one person dies because of a car accident. Every 14 seconds, a car accident results in an injured victim.

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