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Mo-ped rider injured in collision with car on Blair Avenue

Top photo, EMTs care for a woman whose mo-ped collided with a car on Blair Avenue early this afternoon. She was reported in stable condition and was taken to Inter Island Medical Center. Bottom photo, debris left by the collision include the car
Top photo, EMTs care for a woman whose mo-ped collided with a car on Blair Avenue early this afternoon. She was reported in stable condition and was taken to Inter Island Medical Center. Bottom photo, debris left by the collision include the car's hood emblem, leaked fuel, and a spark plug.
— image credit: Scott Rasmussen

Officers were left to sort out the details after the driver of a Honda sedan struck a woman riding a mo-ped on Blair Avenue at about 1 p.m. today.

Sheriff's deputies and paramedics arrived at the scene just minutes after the collision occurred. The woman, strapped and secured to a body board, was transported by ambulance to Inter Island Medical Center for evaluation.

According to San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services Chief Jim Cole, the woman, who at the time was operating a rented mo-ped, suffered injuries that appear to be non-life threatening.

"She's stable and is going to the medical center for evaluation," Cole said.

Blair Avenue was closed to traffic for about 20 minutes while the woman was being treated and then transported from the scene.

According to witnesses, the collision occurred after the woman drove out of an alleyway, located next to the public school administration building, and onto Blair Avenue, crossing the westbound lane of traffic. The impact caused a dent in the hood of the car and left a small pile of debris in the eastbound lane.

The driver of the Honda was interviewed by deputies at the scene.

— Scott Rasmussen

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