Teen sent to hospital after crashing car into tree near Ridgefield

By Paul Suarez, Columbian freelance

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Updated: November 6, 2012, 9:19 PM

 
photoFirefighters with Clark County Fire & Rescue and Clark County Fire District 6 pulled a 17-year-old teen out of a car near Ridgefield Tuesday morning. The teen was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

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A 17-year-old boy was sent to the hospital Tuesday morning after his car went off the road and ran into a tree in Ridgefield.

The crash was reported about 7 a.m. on Northwest 209th Street near Delfel Road, said Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy with Clark County Fire & Rescue.

Ten firefighters with Clark County Fire & Rescue and Clark County Fire District 6 responded. Crews used a hydraulic tool to open a door and pulled the teenager up an embankment with ropes, Dawdy said.

The teen was sent to a local hospital by AMR ambulance with injuries that were not life-threatening. Sgt. Alex Schoening with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said the teen suffered some broken bones but was otherwise stable.