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No one hurt in Highway 305 accident near Bainbridge museum

A Hyundai Elantra owned by John Sandell and Ida Courier was struck by a semi-trailer truck on Winslow Way near the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Monday, Nov. 4. Police managed to clear the accident quickly and resume the normal flow of traffic.  - Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review
A Hyundai Elantra owned by John Sandell and Ida Courier was struck by a semi-trailer truck on Winslow Way near the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Monday, Nov. 4. Police managed to clear the accident quickly and resume the normal flow of traffic.
— image credit: Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review

A semi-trailer truck hit a Hyundai Elantra at Highway 305 and Winslow Way near the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art on Monday, Nov. 4, but no one was hurt in the slow-moving collision.

John Sandell and Ida Courier were turning right in their Elantra onto Winslow Way when their vehicle was caught underneath the trailer of the semi-truck as the truck driver made the same right turn from the outside lane.

The sedan was on the inside lane, and as the truck driver started to turn, the sedan was reportedly in the driver's blind spot.

"It was the scariest feeling," Sandell said. "To be looking up at that semi."

Sandell and Courier were on their way to the Bainbridge ferry terminal and had decided to visit downtown Winslow when the accident occurred just after 9:30 a.m. The couple was visiting from Idaho.

"This was the first new car I've owned in a long time," Sandell said as he stood his next to his damaged Hyundai. "I think it's probably totaled."

A witness to the accident who was nearby said the truck driver was turning and probably couldn't hear the crunching of the car as he went over it.

The roadway was quickly cleared by emergency responders. Despite heavy damage, the Elantra was driven into the parking lot of the museum.

Review writer Cecilia Garza contributed to this story.

 

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