Three sent to hospital after Battle Ground crash

By Paul Suarez, Columbian freelance

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Updated: February 13, 2012, 9:20 PM

 

Three people were sent to the hospital after a Monday afternoon crash southwest of Battle Ground.

Multiple callers reported the crash at Northeast 72nd Avenue and Northeast 199th Street just before 1:20 p.m., according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.

Clark County Fire & Rescue, the Vancouver Fire Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office and two AMR ambulances responded.

Firefighters arrived and found a crash involving a minivan and a truck. An man in the truck had to be extricated from the vehicle, said Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy, Clark County Fire & Rescue spokesman.

The man was sent to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

“Any time we have to cut someone out of a car we take that extra precaution,” Dawdy said.

Two adult women, a mother and daughter, were out of the minivan when the fire department arrived. They were also sent to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center as a precaution.

“Fire Capt. Scott Galster encourages people to not be distracted by cellphones or other devices while they drive,” Dawdy said.

Names and conditions of three were not available at The Columbian’s press time.