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Whidbey driver escapes serious injury in rollover crash

Firefighters work to pull a driver out of an overturned Ford Mustang on Monday afternoon on Sills Road. - Brian Kelly / The Record
Firefighters work to pull a driver out of an overturned Ford Mustang on Monday afternoon on Sills Road.
— image credit: Brian Kelly / The Record

A driver escaped serious injuries after she rolled her Ford Mustang on Sills Road Monday afternoon.

The accident occurred just after 3:30 p.m. when the driver, headed south, went off the roadway just before Sills Road dips down to Maxwelton Road. The Mustang flipped and landed next to the embankment facing the way it came.

Emergency crews from Fire District 3 responded to the scene, and one firefighter used a large tree branch to brace a front tire as emergency workers pulled the driver from her vehicle.

She was placed on a back board, and emergency personnel said she would be taken to Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville.

The accident was still under investigation late Monday; officers from the Washington State Patrol and the Island County Sheriff's Office were still collecting information at 4 p.m.

Sills Road was closed to traffic for at least an hour as the investigation continued.

Fire District 3 Assistant Chief Paul Busch said the driver was not seriously injured.

"She got some bumps and bruises, but nothing major," Busch said.

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