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Saturday accident causes major traffic jam near river

Police and EMTs spent a good portion of Saturday evening near the White River bridge, tending to victims of a serious accident. Photo by Teresa Herriman -
Police and EMTs spent a good portion of Saturday evening near the White River bridge, tending to victims of a serious accident. Photo by Teresa Herriman
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A two-car collision held up traffic Saturday evening on state Route 410 near 241st between Enumclaw and Buckley.

According to troopers at the scene, the driver of a red Toyota pick-up truck lost control when the drive train fell from the truck, causing the vehicle to swerve into oncoming traffic. The Toyota struck a Ford Frontier traveling in eastbound 410. Both occupants of the Toyota were ejected. The driver wasn't wearing a seatbelt. His passenger was wearing the lap portion only. Both were taken to Harborview where their conditions have been upgraded from serious. The passenger in the Ford was taken to Enumclaw Community Hospital as a precaution. Both occupants of the Ford were wearing seatbelts.

Troopers investigating the accident said alcohol was not a factor.

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