Sean Knudeson, a bartender here at the Old Gold, was involved in a head-on collision on Wednesday, June 24 on Highway 14, just east of Washougal, WA. As of right now, Sean in stable condition at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, but a pair of passengers in the same vehicle died in the accident.
Frankly, we're not quite sure what to say here.
As a neighborhood bar, we are trivial in our very nature. We immerse ourselves in whiskey and sandwiches, we're not the ideal space for solemn observations on the fragility of life. But it truly is fragile. And Sean is an earnest and sweet and sincere human being, an intrical part of our close-knit staff. This isn't something that is supposed to happen.
Once we find out more about Sean's health, we'll post about it here. There will likely be a benefit of some sort in the coming months as well.
Please be safe out there.