Port Angeles man hurt in wreck near Joyce

One-vehicle crash leaves car on its roof

PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles driver was injured Sunday morning when his vehicle left state Highway 112 and rolled onto its top.

The State Patrol reports that Scott R. Allen, 60, was driving eastbound on Highway 112 east of Joyce at about 9:05 a.m. when his 2019 Honda Fit crossed the centerline and the westbound lane, and went into the westbound ditch.

The car then struck a small metal electrical box, continued down the ditch and struck a metal Department of Transportation sign. The vehicle then rolled onto its top, striking a fence and coming to rest facing northwest near milepost 55.2.

Clallam County Fire District 4 responded with five people, two engines, an ambulance and a command vehicle, according to Chief Greg Waters. Fire district personnel were able to extricate Allen from the car. The fire district was also aided by an active duty U.S. Coast Guard member who was an EMT, Waters said.

Allen, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported to Olympic Medical Center with unspecified injuries. A passenger in the car was uninjured.

The State Patrol said that charges are pending and that the cause of the wreck was under investigation. Drugs or alcohol were not involved in the crash.

Waters added in a later email that the wreck was likely caused by a medical event.

The vehicle was totalled and removed by Alpine Auto Wrecking & Towing.

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