Longview WA – May 7, 2015

Two adults were hospitalized and two Yorkie Terriers are at the Humane Society after a two-car collision Thursday afternoon in Longview, Washington.

Longview Fire Department units were dispatched to the crash at 2:55 p.m. at the intersection of 14th Avenue and Douglas Street, according to a Longview Police & Fire news release.

Responding fire crews found two vehicles in the middle of the intersection, a Honda Accord with front end damage and a Toyota 4Runner on its side, police said.

The Accord carried two people and the two dogs.

The 4Runner driver, a 62-year-old man, was trapped inside the SUV and complaining that his shoulder was hurt, according to the release. Responders stabilized the vehicle with “Rescue 42” struts, and firefighters helped the man crawl out through an open window. He was transported by American Medical Response to Longview’s PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center, where he is in stable condition, police said.

The other driver, a 68-year-old woman, sustained leg injuries. She was extricated from the compact and transported to PeaceHealth St. John’s, with non-life threatening injuries. Her passenger, 70, was not injured.

The woman’s canine passengers are also OK. They were initially put in a fire apparatus to keep them safe, then taken to the Humane Society for safekeeping until they could be picked up.

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