Two rollovers late Friday in Hoquiam


Hoquiam Police responded to two unrelated roll-over accidents late Friday night, resulting in minor injuries.

The first accident happened at 10:03 p.m., Friday when a minivan went through a red light at the corner of 23rd and Simpson Avenue in Hoquiam and struck a Ford Escape, causing the Escape to roll over, according to a Hoquiam Police report.

The 50-year-old driver was cited by a Hoquiam sergeant, who happened to witness the accident.

The Escape’s driver, a 45-year-old Hoquiam woman, was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital with minor injuries. Her 17-year-old son was a passenger and was not injured.

Then, at 11:50 p.m., police responded to a one-vehicle rollover on the Simpson Avenue Bridge. Officers found a 2005 Honda Accord on its top with the driver, a 56-year-old Lacey man; and a passenger, 33-year-old Tenino woman, both still inside the vehicle. The woman was taken to Grays Harbor Community Hospital with minor injuries. The man refused to take a breathalyzer test, according to Hoquiam Police Sgt. Jeff Salstrom, but after an investigation at the scene he was arrested for Driving Under the Influence.