A Vashon man is airlifted to Harborview after a single-car accident

The accident took place on the north end of Vashon Highway S.W. - Leslie Brown/staff photo
The accident took place on the north end of Vashon Highway S.W.
— image credit: Leslie Brown/staff photo

A 23-year-old Vashon man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center early Friday morning after he lost control of his Acura sedan and crashed into a telephone pole.

The accident apparently took place around 1:30 a.m. on Vashon Highway S.W. near the junction with Old Highway S.W. According to accident investigators from the King County Sheriff's Office, both alcohol and speed played a factor in the single-car accident; the young man was also not wearing his seatbelt. No one else was in the car.

As of Friday, he was listed in critical condition.

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