"Slick road, ambulance send teens to hospital"
June 25, 2008 · Updated 1:21 PM
"Three South Whidbey teens took a trip to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after the car they were riding in was sandwiched between two vehicles on a rain-soaked Highway 525.According to the Washington State Patrol, the car they were riding in, a 1993 Toyota Corolla, was struck from behind when the car's driver, Erin Hussey, 18, pulled off the roadway near the intersection of Highway 525 and Coles Road to yield to an ambulance headed to a car accident near the Whidbey Telephone Company. A 1989 Ford pickup truck driven by Clinton's Jeffrey Serrill, 16, slammed into the rear of the Toyota when Serrill was unable to stop on the wet road. The impact pushed the Toyota into the rear of a 1994 Landrover, which had also yielded to the ambulance.Brianna Hussey of Langley and Marguerite Crooks of Freeland, both 15, and Erin Hussey were injured in the collision and were treated by EMTs before being transported to the hospital. Serrill was not seriously hurt in the crash, nor were the occupants of the Land Rover, Judith Adams, 53, and Rachel Adams, 15, both of Langley.The accident forced Fire Protection Distict 3 and law enforcement personnel to close about a half mile of the highway for more than an hour. Hussey's car and Serrill's truck were totaled in the accident, while Adam's Land Rover sustained about $3,000 in damage. All those involved in the accident were wearing their seatbelts. "