Two-car Lakeshore crash sends 7 to hospital

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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A two-vehicle crash near Vancouver Lake sent seven local people to the hospital Thursday evening.

A Honda Accord heading west on Northwest 78th Street approached the T-shaped intersection at Northwest Lakeshore Avenue too quickly, said Clark County sheriff's Sgt. Randon Walker.

The Honda struck a southbound Toyota RAV4, which was pushed off Lakeshore and into some blackberry bushes, Walker said. The crash, reported just after 7 p.m., shut down the intersection for about 45 minutes.

The 17-year-old driver of the Honda didn't have her license, said Walker. She and her three passengers, ages 15, 16 and 19, were sent to a hospital for evaluation of neck and chest pain.

The driver of the Toyota, 61, and his wife, 55, also went to the hospital with neck and chest pain. Their 3-year-old grandson, who was in the vehicle with them, was picked up by his parents and also taken to the hospital as a precaution, Walker said.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office is investigating and charges are pending. Speed and driver competency are suspected factors in the collision, Walker said.