Woman crashes through fence in Battle Ground, pile of sand stops car

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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An 84-year-old woman suffered minor injuries after she lost control of her sedan about noon Wednesday and crashed through a fence in Battle Ground.

The woman was driving her Ford 500 in the 6700 block of Northeast 269th Street when she came to a sharp curve and left the roadway, said Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy, spokesman for Clark County Fire & Rescue.

She drove through an industrial fence surrounding property owned by the county. Her car narrowly missed the blades of several snowplows stored on the property before hitting a pile of sand that slowed down and eventually stopped her car, Dawdy said.

CCF&R was dispatched at 12:04 p.m. to the accident.

The woman, whose name was not released, suffered minor injuries but was transported to a hospital as a precaution.

“It could have been a lot worse,” Dawdy said.