2 adults, 4 children injured in rollover on beach in SW Washington
Posted on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 at 10:09 am
LONG BEACH, WA – Six people, including four children, were injured on Saturday afternoon when their vehicle overturned on a beach just north of the Oregon border, the Chinook Observer reports.
The single-vehicle collision happened shortly before 12:50 p.m. on March 20, about a mile south of the beach entrance on Cranberry Road. Witnesses told police that a 2000 GMC Yukon had been speeding along the beach performing “cookies or donuts” when it lost traction in the surf, fishtailed, overturned as many as three times, and finally came to a rest on its wheels.
The vehicle’s driver, 46-year-old Ted E. Fowler, received life-threatening injuries in the crash and was transported by helicopter from Ocean Beach Hospital to a hospital in Portland. Sara R. Doty, a 36-year-old passenger, was less seriously injured, and remained at Ocean Beach Hospital for treatment.
An 8-year-old male child in the Yukon was seriously injured and taken first to Ocean Beach Hospital and then to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland so that he could receive emergency surgery on his arm. His current condition is unknown.
Three more children—ages 2, 3, and 6—suffered minor injuries. We have no further information on their conditions at this time.
All six occupants of the Yukon were said to be current residents of Vancouver.
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