Impairment, speed cause Camas crash
Three people were injured
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Speed and impairment are being listed as factors in a multi-vehicle collision Feb. 13 on Pacific Rim Boulevard in Camas.
According to a news release from the Camas Police Department, Andrew S. Colburn, 43, of Camas, was driving a 2012 Cadillac CTS eastbound at a high rate of speed on Pacific Rim, at approximately 8:35 p.m., when he collided with a 2007 Nissan Murano driven by Cheri M. Thomas, 45, of Camas.
Thomas’ car was struck in the rear, driver’s side as she was making a westbound turn onto Pacific Rim Boulevard from Southeast Payne Road. After hitting Thomas’ vehicle, the Cadillac rotated and spun out of control into the opposite, westbound lanes of Pacific Rim, and was struck by a westbound truck and trailer driven by Lewis C. Simmons, 53, of Amboy.
Colburn suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries, while his passenger, Daniel E. Hubis, 44, of Vancouver, was seriously injured. Both men were transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.
Thomas was transported to PeaceHealth for treatment of minor injuries. She has been released.
Simmons was not injured.
According to a press release from the Camas-Washougal Fire Department, Colburn and Hubis were conscious when emergency crews arrived. They had to be extracted from the vehicle.
Three paramedic units from CWFD, Vancouver Fire Department and American Medical Response, and two CWFD engines responded to the scene.