Port Angeles woman cited after crash on Blue Mountain Road

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — A 66-year-old Port Angeles woman has been cited for failing to yield after the Toyota SUV she was driving collided with a Mazda minivan Friday on U.S. Highway 101 at Blue Mountain Road.

The State Patrol said 67-year-old John G. Helmn of Nanaimo, B.C., was driving eastbound when his 2009 Mazda 5 crashed into a 2010 Toyota Highlander driven by Margarethe U. Purviance about 7 miles east of Port Angeles at 12:47 p.m. Friday.

Purviance, who was not injured, was cited for failure to yield right of way.

Transported to OMC

Helmn was transported to Olympic Medical Center on Friday but was no longer listed on the patient registry as of Saturday morning.

Troopers said Purviance, of Port Angeles, was turning left from the westbound lanes onto Blue Mountain Road and did not see Helmn’s oncoming vehicle.

The State Patrol said Helmn swerved to the right to avoid the impact but was hit on the driver’s side of his vehicle.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts, according to a State Patrol memo.

Drugs or alcohol was not suspected as a cause.

The Mazda minivan was destroyed, and the Toyota sport utility vehicle sustained reportable damage, the State Patrol said.

Last modified: May 04. 2013 5:37PM
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