Updated: 10:17 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008 | Posted: 4:21 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2008

Driver Thrown From Antique Car During Head-On Crash



EVERETT, Wash. —

The driver of a modified antique car was seriously injured after being thrown from his vehicle during a crash in Everett Friday afternoon, reported KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.

Witnesses said the driver of a 1923 Model T was speeding down Rucker Avenue, swerved to avoid a car making a left turn and slammed into a minivan head-on at 42nd Street.

Police said the man was thrown into the air and landed about 15 feet from his car, which was demolished in the crash.

SLIDESHOW: Antique Car Demolished In Head-On Crash

Witness Brenda Ramsey said she ran to help the victim.

"His whole face was crushed in. There was a lot of blood. He was choking on it," said Ramsey.

The victim, a man in his 50s, was transported to Harborview Medical Center with serious head injuries.

The driver of the minivan was not injured.

The intersection where the crash occurred was closed for several hours and what was left of the car was hauled away on a truck.

Police said they would like to talk to the driver of the car that made a left turn in front of the Model T.

According to state law, antique cars are not required to have seat belts.

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