Vehicle slides down 20-foot hill, lands in driveway

Driver unscathed after losing control in the ice and snow

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian breaking news reporter

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A woman escaped serious injury after the vehicle she was driving slipped off the roadway and slid 20 feet down a hill Friday morning in Washougal.

Firefighters from Camas-Washougal Fire Department responded to the crash, reported at 10:26 a.m. The vehicle had been traveling down a steep hill along North Sixth Street when the driver lost control on the snow and ice and went over the hill, Fire Chief Nick Swinhart said. The vehicle eventually landed on its side in a driveway, narrowly missing the house, he said.

Firefighters got the woman out through the sunroof. She declined to be transported to the hospital.