Two critically hurt in crash north of Battle Ground

By Mark Bowder, Columbian assistant metro editor

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Updated: October 22, 2011, 5:00 PM

 
Crash scene

Two people were critically injured Saturday afternoon in an accident north of Battle Ground, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

The two-vehicle crash was reported about 2:42 p.m. near the intersection of Northeast 142nd Avenue and 259th Street.

A sheriff’s press release said the crash occurred when a Toyota pickup traveling south on Northeast 142nd Avenue turned west onto Northeast 249th Street and made a sudden U-turn back onto Northeast 142nd Avenue — directly in the path of a southbound Chevrolet pickup.

The Chevrolet pickup struck the driver’s side of the Toyota, the press release said. It said the driver of the Chevy did not have time to avoid the crash.

Both occupants of the Toyota were critically injured and taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, one by Life Flight and one by AMR ambulance.

The driver of the Chevy pickup was treated and released at a local hospital.

This collision is currently under investigation by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit.

The names of those involved in the crash were not released.