Drivers walk away from accident
June 25, 2008 · Updated 11:47 AM
"Man killed earlier in same dayFire district and medical volunteers who rushed all day long from emergency to emergency last Friday had their day capped with one more automobile accident at the Highway 525/Maxwelton Road intersection. Earlier in the day, a man was killed and a woman was seriously injured in a car-versus-truck accident in Freeland, an incident that consumed a great deal of of time for Fire Protection District 3 volunteers and paramedics from Whidbey General Hospital. The second accident of the day, which involved two cars at the traffic light, was far less serious and did not require a trip to the hospital.According to the Washington State Patrol, Bryan McClellan, 21, of Oak Harbor drove his 1995 Ford Probe westbound on Maxwelton Road through the intersection as Karen Iverson, 41, of Clinton, had started to turn left from southbound Highway 525. The two cars skidded into one another after both drivers locked their brakes. McClellan sustained a cut on his hand, while Iverson was uninjured. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage.In the earlier accident, the name of the victim was not immediately released. The State Patrol reported his name Monday as Glenn Stewart, 84, of Clinton.Stewart's 1996 Saturn was struck by a pickup and trailer at the intersection of Fish Road and Highway 525 in Freeland.A passenger in his car, Helen H. Stewart, 93, was airlifted to Harborview Hospital. On Tuesday morning, the hospital reported that her condition is critical. She remains in intensive care with head and chest injuries and a fractured leg."