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Car rolls in early-morning accident on Vashon Highway

A car rolled on Vashon Highway near S.W. 140th Street after its driver swerved to avoid a deer early Friday morning.  - Natalie Johnson/Staff Photo
A car rolled on Vashon Highway near S.W. 140th Street after its driver swerved to avoid a deer early Friday morning.
— image credit: Natalie Johnson/Staff Photo

A man was transported to the hospital early Friday morning after rolling his car on Vashon Highway.

The man was driving north on Vashon Highway at about 1 a.m., when he swerved to avoid hitting a deer near the intersection of S.W. 140th Street, said Josh Munger, a captain at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue who responded to the incident. The car, a black sedan, landed upside down in the bushes on the opposite shoulder.

Emergency responders transported the man via ferry to Harborview Medical Center. Munger was unable to disclose the man's injuries, but said he believed he would recover.

"The car looks bad, but he should do just fine,” he said.

Munger said it's not uncommon for deer to run into the highway at night. He said it appeared the man had been speeding when he swerved for the deer and noted that the car landed not far from a telephone poll.

“He was pretty lucky. … He should be all right,” Munger said.

 

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