Woman injured in I-5 rollover collision near Woodland

Collision adds to construction traffic woes

By Patty Hastings, Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith



A woman was injured after the car she was driving left Interstate 5 southbound and rolled several times just before noon today north of Woodland. The crash added to traffic woes in the area from nearby construction.

The car came to rest upright on the grassy median near the northbound lanes of the freeway, according to Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy. Arriving firefighters got the woman on a backboard and she was transported by ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with injuries that Dawdy described as not life-threatening.

Clogged traffic from the crash and the nearby construction on the Lewis River bridge compounded traffic problems. A minor rear-end collision happened near the site of the crash because people were gawking, Dawdy said.