One Injured, Traffic Snarled After Two-Car Collision on SR-17
A 20-year-old Moses Lake man has injuries following a two-vehicle collision on State Route 17 Monday morning.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Colin Cumaravel says the accident occurred north of Moses Lake around 8:30.
"The causing driver was turning left from Randolph Road to go south on State Route 17. He failed to yield the right-of-way to a vehicle traveling north and was struck on the driver's side and t-boned in the intersection."
Cumaravel says Pedro Nunez, the driver who caused the accident when turning onto the highway, suffered multiple injuries. "He was transported to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake with broken ribs and a broken pelvis."
Nunez was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way.
The driver of the northbound car, 24-year-old Michael Lebow of Moses Lake, was not injured.
The wreck blocked both lanes of the highway for several hours.