Driver yielding to police vehicle hits another car on I-5

By John Branton, Columbian Staff Reporter

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Updated: September 14, 2011, 9:00 PM

 

A Vancouver motorist was ticketed Wednesday afternoon after he moved right for an approaching police car, its flashing lights and siren on, and hit a third vehicle.

About 2:22 p.m., Nufar Tedorov, 72, was at the wheel of a 1990 Toyota Camry, headed north on Interstate 5 one mile north of Vancouver, when he noticed the police car approaching, according to a bulletin from the Washington State Patrol.

Tedorov moved the the right but hit the left front of a 2001 Dodge Durango driven by Kathleen Phillips, 62, of Beaverton, Ore., the bulletin said.

Tedorov’s Camry then veered right, hit a concrete barrier and spun, hitting the barrier a second time.

Tedorov was treated at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and released. He was ticketed for allegedly making an unsafe lane change, the bulletin said.

Phillips was not reported injured.

John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.