Serious Crash Shuts Down Wollochet Drive Northwest in Both Directions

A two-car crash has closed Wollochet Drive in both directions Thursday evening.

Three were transported to the hospital after a two-car collision at Eastbay Dr. NW and Wollochet Dr. NW, according to Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One.

The accident occurred around 6:15 p.m. and injuries have not been reported to be life-threatening.

Traffic is backed up in both directions.

Russ E. January 26, 2013 at 03:52 AM
I am shocked! It appears that the chief complaints in this forum are about the inconvenience suffered from having to spend hours in line to finally get turned around and sent the other way. In your tirades and displeasure, not once did you mention the innocent victims that were/are clinging to life from this tragic event. Be thankful that even though it took hours for you all to get home, at least you had the opportunity to go home. The victims of this crash did not have the luxury of going home. Nothing like living in a self-serving society where it appears, "It's all about me."
Brian M January 26, 2013 at 04:58 AM
People think the cones and barrels are the center markers. This construction project is dangerous and poorly maintained. A serious accident was inevitable.
MICHAEL CASELEY January 26, 2013 at 07:42 PM
As a local bus driver ,I wonder why the whole reconstruction of Willochet was neccessary?? .It is more confusing now,feal sorry for visitors to the area ,construction has been long and slow,and oh yes the 6 guys looking in the hole while one faithfull shovells away or flaggers with cell phone in one hand and cigarette in other.What a show and waste of taxpayers money.Those people that got injured did not deserve the hurt and grief that they have suffered,our hearts go out to you.Mike C
Jack & Magda Haskell January 27, 2013 at 03:08 AM
To those who mention we should be thinking of the victims, yes, I think they are. The fact is, this could have happened to anyone who travels this route on a daily basis. These roads are more than double the hazard now than before any construction was started. Poor lighting, poor lines painted on wet roads, water on the roadway, no drainage, are just a few of the problems. Luckily we haven't had snow or ice to contend with. I figured this would happen sooner than it did and will not be surprised if there are more accidents.
Venture72 February 08, 2013 at 05:03 AM
Henry Gertje, who is it that just sits in the white county van every morning watching over an empty construction zone?


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