Law & Justice

Bicyclist struck by car, airlifted to Harborview

Anacortes man injured in collision on Chuckanut Drive
September 25, 2022 at 9:28 a.m.

By CDN Staff

An Anacortes man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center when his bicycle and a vehicle collided on Chuckanut Drive near Blanchard Road Saturday afternoon, according to a Washington State Patrol news release.

Bicyclist Scott Nash, 71, and driver James Groenink, 72, of Federal Way, were both traveling northbound on Chuckanut Drive when Groenink attempted to pass the bicyclist. Nash, who was wearing a helmet, turned in front of Groenink and was struck by his vehicle, according to WSP.

Nash's condition was unknown as of Sunday morning. Groenink, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured and able to drive from the scene.

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved and the cause of the collision is still under investigation, according to WSP.

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