HOODSPORT - A mishap on the road in Mason County resulted in the serious injury of a woman who was airlifted to a Seattle hospital on Sunday.
Washington State Troopers say an SUV driven by 41-year-old Kariane Cunningham of Puyallup was involved. Patrol officials say Cunnigham was stopped on the shoulder of SR 119 just north of Hoodsport as her passenger, 39-year-old Shannon Arndt of Puyallup was checking load securement when Cunningham accidently accelerated and braked abruptly causing Arndt to be thrown onto the roadway striking the back of her head.
Arndt was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with head trauma.
The cause of the accidental acceleration is still under investigation.