Teen hurt in bicycle wreck in stable condition

PORT ANGELES — A teenage girl was in stable condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Sunday after she was struck by a car on U.S. Highway 101.

Bicyclist Zoe Ernst, 14, of Port Angeles, had stopped at the stop sign in the northbound lane of Blue Mountain Road, and then attempted to cross U.S. Highway 101 when she was hit by a white Honda Civic driven by Anna Wells, 18, of Seabeck, according to the State Patrol.

Ernst’s bicycle came to rest in the middle of the roadway at 1:29 p.m. Wells pulled to the eastbound shoulder and stopped.

Ernst was not wearing a bike helmet when she was hit, according to State Patrol. Ernst’s bicycle was destroyed.

Wells was not injured. Her passengers David Wells and Grace Wells of Seabeck and Christian Lehan of Silverdale were also unhurt; all four were wearing seatbelts. Their car was towed from the scene.

Neither alcohol nor other drugs were involved, State Patrol said.

More in News

Receiving a standing ovation from the audience at the Rose Theatre on Wednesday night, owner Rocky Friedman expressed his gratitude to supporters who waited 499 days for the downtown Port Townsend cinema to reopen. Friedman also introduced his mother Miriam, 101, during his speech before the showing of the film “The Truffle Hunters,” from Italy. The two-screen movie house is using a MERV-13 air filtration system and selling two-thirds of the seats for each screening. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
The Rose blooms again in Port Townsend

Receiving a standing ovation from the audience at the Rose Theatre on… Continue reading

New Fort Worden PDA board seated

Officers elected to group overseeing restructured agency

Wennstrom outpaces fellow Democrat

Third opponent in race mini-filer like Vega

Largest primary war chest in Port Angeles council race

Most of county’s hopefuls raise under $5,000

Charisse Deschenes will remain as Sequim interim city manager until a permanent city manager is hired tentatively this fall. (Photo courtesy City of Sequim)
Sequim City Council extends interim city manager contract

Deschenes in role until permanent hire in place

A corA corkscrew willow tree, a landmark at Port Townsend’s Gateway Park, collapsed Wednesday. A city Public Works Department crew later used straps to stabilize the high-risk portion of the tree that is still standing to reduce the risk of it falling farther into the East Sims Way-Kearney Street intersection. Working with an arborist, “our next step is to further evaluate the tree, on whether or not it can be saved. We will clean up the fallen portion of the tree now that it is stabilized,” Public Works Director Steve King said.  Old age and rot at the tree’s center caused the failure, King added. 

Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Landmark willow tree falls in Port Townsend

A corkscrew willow tree, a landmark at Port Townsend’s Gateway Park, collapsed… Continue reading

Heat wave expected in southwest Washington, northwest Oregon

Heat and wildfire danger was expected to start Thursday… Continue reading

Peninsula College requiring COVID-19 vaccinations

Confirmed Thursday: 19 more cases in Clallam, six in Jefferson

Severed power, cable lines lead to outages

State Department of Transportation meets with utilities companies to prevent future issues

Most Read