As the Peninsula Daily News reports, the cat in question - who was riding in the car that sparked the accident - apparently jumped on 22-year-old Alyson M. Savage as she drove her Volkswagen southbound on SR 19, with 21-year-old Dana Kavanagh in the passenger seat.
The surprise caused Savage to lose control of her vehicle, and careen into oncoming traffic - where she struck a Toyota Celica driven by Robert C. Laford.
According to the Peninsula Daily News, Laford was transported to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton after the accident, while Savage and Kavanagh were taken to Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend as a precaution. The accident closed SR 19 for an hour and a half.
From the Peninsula Daily News:
Alyson M. Savage, 22, of Port Hadlock, was driving southbound with passenger Dana L Kavanagh, 21, of Trout Lake, on SR 19 when a cat she was transporting jumped on her, causing her to lose control of her Volkswagen Golf, and slid into the northbound lane, according to a State Patrol report.
Savage's vehicle hit a Toyota Celica, driven by Robert C. Laford, head-on, the report said.
The wreck closed the road from about 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. as emergency workers responded from East Jefferson Fire-Rescue and Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue.