Four injured in Wednesday afternoon crash on Highway 503

By Paul Suarez, Columbian web producer

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Updated: May 3, 2012, 9:34 PM

 

Four people were injured in a Wednesday afternoon crash on state Highway 503 north of Battle Ground.

Washington State Patrol says the crash happened around 3:45 p.m. at Highway 503 and Northeast 244th Street.

According to a state patrol bulletin, Cameron M. Sanborn, 16, of Yacolt, was driving a 2001 BMW 525 east on 244th Street and made a left at a traffic signal to head north on Highway 503. The BMW and a 2002 Chrysler Town &Country minivan traveling south on Highway 503 collided in the intersection.

Four people were taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with injuries, state patrol said.

Clara A. Halme, 81, of Yacolt, who was driving the Town and Country, reported left arm and chest pain. Her passenger, Glenn J. Halme, 87, of Yacolt, was transported to the hospital with chest pain. They were reported in serious condition Thursday evening.

Sanborn, driver of the BMW, reported right hand and left ankle pain. His passenger, Melanie Sanborn, 46, of Yacolt, was taken to the hospital with hip and back pain. They were treated in the emergency room and released.

State patrol said the crash was caused by a failure to yield. Charges are still under investigation.

Both cars were totaled.