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Rollover accident at Preston sends three to the hospital

Investigators respond to a serious accident Saturday afternoon, Dec. 29, on the Preston-Fall City Road (High Point Way). The road was closed for more than four hours after a collision between a Ford Expedition and a Subaru.  - Courtesy photo
Investigators respond to a serious accident Saturday afternoon, Dec. 29, on the Preston-Fall City Road (High Point Way). The road was closed for more than four hours after a collision between a Ford Expedition and a Subaru.
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A Fall City man was seriously injured and two others sent to the hospital following a two-car accident that shut down the Preston-Fall City Road last Saturday afternoon.

According to the King County Sheriff's Office, the accident was reported at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the 30500 block of Southeast High Point Way at Preston, in front of the Preston Athletic Fields. Prior to the accident, a Ford Expedition was headed westbound on the road, driven by an Auburn woman, 40, with a 3-year-old boy in a car seat as a passenger. At the same time, a Subaru driven by a 27-year-old Fall City man was eastbound. Reports say the Expedition crossed the center line into the path of the Subaru, causing a collision. The male driver had serious injury and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The woman and her child were taken to Overlake Medical Center and Hospital in Bellvue for minor injuries.

Detectives are still looking into the case.

The road was reopened to traffic shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday.

A witness to the accident told the Valley Record that the cars weren't traveling very fast, no more than 30 miles per hour. However, the accident tore the left wheel of the Expedition, causing it to roll over.

 

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