Published on September 26th, 2014 | by The Kitsap Scene


Driver Allegedly Causes Six-Car Collision

A driver allegedly driving too fast for conditions caused a collision between six vehicles on Tuesday near Port Orchard, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Michael P. Griffin, 45, of Port Orchard, was driving a white 2002 Peterbuilt dump truck westbound on state Route 16 over state Route 166, about a mile west of Port Orchard.

The five vehicles in front of Griffin had slowed due to a collision ahead of them, according to a WSP report. Griffin reportedly failed to slow for traffic and struck the vehicle in front of him, which caused a chain reaction collision with the other vehicles, according to the report.

WSP lists the cause of the accident as driver inattention, and lists the charge as speed too fast for conditions.

Four motorists were injured and taken to nearby hospitals.

Everyone involved in the accident was wearing a seatbelt, according to the report.

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