SUV rolls onto its top after crash

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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A woman was seriously injured when her red Jeep collided with a dark gray Acura SUV and rolled onto its top against a building at Broadway and East 20th Street in Vancouver on Monday evening.

About 5:52 p.m., the Acura was southbound on Broadway when the Jeep crossed west on Broadway at East 20th Street, said Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Capt. Scott Willis.

“You could hear a screech before the crash,” said witness Adam Borden.

After the vehicles collided, they skidded toward the curb, and when the Jeep hit the curb it rolled onto its top, ending up against a building.

The woman was trapped in the Jeep when Vancouver firefighters arrived, Willis said. They had to remove the door to get her out of the vehicle. Her injuries were serious but not life-threatening, according to Sgt. Mike Davis of the Vancouver Police Department, and was transported by ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

The woman was alone in the Jeep. Two men in the Acura were not injured, Willis said.

“It was just a freak accident, it seemed,” Borden said.

The intersection was closed while crews worked at the scene. The Vancouver Police Department’s Traffic Unit is investigating.

Names were not released.