Shetterley was driving a restored 1957 Chevrolet, which he bought five years ago and built from the ground up. He was part of a classic car group of 19 that was passing through on its way from Vancouver to a car show in Bend, Oregon, a trip that the group makes nearly every year.
“Well, we just came up to the stop sign there, stopped at the red light and the guy behind me never!” Shetterley recounted. “It’s unfortunate when these things happen, but you know it just happens.”
Ted McBride, also a member of the classic car group, witnessed the accident. “The ’57 Chev was stopped at the traffic light. The traffic light had just turned green and before we could go, the little pick-up changed lanes, came in front of me, and hit the ’57 Chev that was stationary at the light just getting ready to go. I guess he was looking over here [across the street] daydreaming about something, I don’t know.” McBride recapitulated. “He has been charged, the police have dealt with it, and everything’s good to go except the car’s wrecked.”
The person responsible for the accident was charged with ‘following too closely with accident enhancement’ and will pay a fine. The classic car group called upon local mechanics to fix the tire and continued on their trip later in the day.