I-5 south ramp to Fourth Plain reopens after rollover accident
Originally published November 14, 2011 at 3:05 p.m., updated November 14, 2011 at 9:38 p.m.
The southbound ramp from Interstate 5 to East Fourth Plain Boulevard was temporarily closed Monday afternoon because of a crash involving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala.
Crews from responded to reports of a rollover crash around 2 p.m. Engine 2 was dispatched and immediately called for heavy rescue, which wasn’t available because of staffing, said Joe Spatz, a Vancouver Fire Department spokesman.
Ladder truck 1 from the downtown fire station responded instead.
Firefighters used a combination of air bags and power tools to extricate a male patient from the car, Spatz said.
The man was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, he said.
The ramp was closed until about 3 p.m. while crews waited for a tow truck to arrive, said Trooper Ryan Tanner, state patrol spokesman.