Highway 500 accident sends woman to hospital

Other driver cited for driving too fast for conditions

By Craig Brown, Columbian metro editor

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Updated: January 22, 2012, 8:30 PM

 

A Vancouver woman was taken to Oregon Health & Science University after an accident Sunday on Highway 500.

Mediha Selavic, 34, was treated at the Portland hospital and released. She had complained of head pain.

The accident occurred just before noon on Highway 500 near the traffic light at Stapleton Road/Northeast 54th Avenue. A 2004 Hyundai Sonota driven by Ian D. Manheimer, 37, of Vancouver was westbound approaching the intersection when it struck the rear of a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Selavic.

Selavic was stopped for a red light at the time of the accident, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Manheimer was ticketed for driving too fast for conditions, according to the State Patrol. He was not reported injured.