Two students injured in car accident on Highway 12

Patricia Vanderbilt

Two Whitman students were in a car accident on Monday, Oct. 31. The collision occurred at the  Highway 12 and Heritage Road intersection near College Place.  According to the police report, the student driving the car failed to yield to a pickup truck.

The Tri-City Herald tells us that the driver was treated at St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla and her passenger was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland made this statement in an email to The Pioneer:

“Whenever students are in any kind of accidents, it is a very emotional and difficult event for the campus, as well as the student and the family. One of the things we do well as a College is to provide support for the student and family as they seek to recover from such a traumatic occurrence. I am happy to pass on that [the student treated at Haborview] is making progress and she is expected to have a full recovery. She is tentatively scheduled to be released from Harborview Hospital on Friday and move to a family member’s home in Seattle.”