Children injured in Camas crash

By Patty Hastings, Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith



Three children were injured in a rear-end collision on Northwest Sixth Avenue in Camas during rush hour Monday.

At 6:10 p.m., a Subaru Forester was stopped on Sixth Avenue, waiting for traffic to clear so it could turn left onto Northwest Fargo Street, when it was rear-ended by a Chevy Tahoe, said Sgt. Doug Norcross with the Camas Police Department.

Two children riding in the Forester and one riding in the Tahoe were transported by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries, said Battalion Chief Larry Larimer with the Camas-Washougal Fire Department. The drivers, both women, were not injured.

Three lanes of traffic were blocked for over an hour while emergency responders worked at the scene. The westbound lane was rerouted to Northwest Seventh Avenue around the accident. Both vehicles were heavily damaged, Norcross said, and towed from the scene.

Names were not available Monday night. The Camas Police Department is investigating.