Driver seriously injured in collision with Vancouver Fire engine

VANCOUVER — A driver suffered serious injuries this morning after colliding with a Vancouver Fire engine at the intersection of Northeast 162nd Avenue and Northeast 7th Street in Vancouver’s Mill Plain neighborhood.


The Vancouver Fire Department reported that the engine was returning from an early morning commercial fire when it was involved in a two-vehicle accident with a minivan around 8:30 a.m., Mon., Oct. 17.


The minivan driver, who was the sole occupant in that vehicle, was extricated from the crash and transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. No other injuries were reported.


Northeast 162nd Avenue near Northeast 7th Street was closed following the accident for an investigation into the cause of the collision.


About The Author

Kelly Moyer has been reporting for community newspapers since the mid-1990s, including the Newport News-Times on the Oregon Coast; the Lewistown Sentinel, a daily newspaper in central Pennsylvania; the Gresham Outlook, Wilsonville Spokesman, Sherwood Gazette and South County Spotlight newspapers in the Portland metro area; and The Reflector newspaper in Battle Ground, Wash. She also is the former managing editor of Midwifery Today, an international magazine for birth professionals. Kelly, a University of Oregon alumnus and Pennsylvania native, lives with her family in Northeast Portland.

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