Two vehicle collisions caused by man having medical event

  • Mon Jul 1st, 2019 5:30pm
  • News

A man having a medical event was involved in two car accidents while driving west through Aberdeen on Monday morning, police said.

At 7:50 a.m., reports came in of a car accident at the intersection of Wishkah and Fleet streets. Aberdeen Police Lt. C.J. Chastain said it was a very minor collision, and that the man who caused it didn’t realize it at the time because of a medical event he was suffering from. The 38-year-old Aberdeen man left the scene and continued driving west through Aberdeen, with the victim in the first accident following in her vehicle to report it as a hit and run.

Several minutes later, the man had another collision, this one at the intersection of Wishkah and Park streets with someone driving a Toyota Tundra. This accident was more severe, and both vehicles had to be towed from the scene. The man involved in both collisions was transferred to Grays Harbor Community Hospital, as was the man in the second collision who complained about some discomfort.

Chastain said the department does not intend to charge the man with anything at this time.