Man hospitalized after car hits tree on Mill Plain

By Paul Suarez, Columbian web producer

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Updated: February 23, 2012, 8:34 PM

 

A man was sent to the hospital after his truck hit a tree near East Mill Plain Boulevard early Thursday, officials said.

The crash was reported at 5:44 a.m. near Mill Plain Boulevard and North Devine Road, according to emergency dispatch logs.

The Vancouver Fire ­Department responded to the crash, which was a short distance from Station 3.

An adult male driving a pickup swerved to avoid an animal in the road and struck a tree, said firefighter-paramedic Kevin Stromberg.

The man was able to extricate himself but was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, Stromberg said.