Wash. driver 'flipping bird' causes wreck

Wash. driver 'flipping bird' causes wreck

Credit: WSP

A woman caused an accident when she lost control of her vehicle when she was giving another driver “the bird,” the Washington State Patrol said.

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by SUSAN WYATT / KING 5 News

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Posted on August 23, 2011 at 10:05 AM

TACOMA, Wash. – A woman caused an accident SR 512 on Monday when she lost control of her vehicle as she was giving another driver “the bird,” the Washington State Patrol said.

The 23-year-old woman, driving a 2004 Taurus, was traveling eastbound next to a Subaru Outback, the State Patrol said.

She wanted to get over to the right lane, but it was occupied so she flipped off the driver of the Outback. As she was doing so she lost control of her vehicle and hit the back end of the Outback, causing it to run off the road and roll over. She ended up in a ditch further down the roadway.

Three people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The woman faces charges up to reckless driving.

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