Anacortes, WA: Just before 10 pm on December 30th, 2014, the Washington State Patrol responded to a two car serious injury collision on Oakes Avenue (at the State Route 20 Spur) just West of Anacopper Road in Anacortes.
According to the Washington State Patrol Press Memo, Christopher Weidemann, 45, of Anacortes was Traveling Eastbound on State Route 20 at the Spur, in a grey 2006 Kia Spectra (vehicle 1) when he crossed the double Center line and struck a Westbound blue 2001 Oldsmobile PT (vehicle 2) head-on. According to a press release by the Anacortes Police department, Mr. Weidemann was found unconscious at the scene with head injuries and broken bones. He was flown via Airlift Northwest to Harborview in Seattle with extensive injuries. The press memo says he was wearing his seat belt. Alcohol was found in his vehicle but it is unknown if drugs or alcohol contributed to the accident. The investigation is on going.
The driver of the vehicle that was struck, Christian Eckley, 18, of Anacortes was also flown to Harborview Medical Center via an Airlift Northwest Helicopter. The press memo from the Anacortes Police Department states he had extensive leg injuries as well as other injuries. The WSP press memo states he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.
Both Vehicles were impounded to the Washington State Patrol Bullpen.
Anacortes Towing towed the Kia and Mount Vernon Towing towed the Oldsmobile.
The Cause of the accident is under investigation and charges of Vehicular Assault are listed as pending.
The Washington State Patrol has taken over the accident investigation, assisted by the Anacortes Police Department.
Additional details on the patients conditions are not known at this time.