Wednesday, January 16, 2008
A North Bonneville woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred on Jan. 8, 2008, at approximately 11 a.m. The accident happened on State Route 14 at milepost 35, nine miles west of Stevenson.
According to the report, Dennis L. Morgan, 43, Ridgefield, was driving a dump truck pulling a pup trailer eastbound on SR 14 in a curve to the right on a downhill grade. The vehicle crossed the centerline and collided with a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria, a Skamania County Sheriff's vehicle, driven by Shelley L. Flood, 48, North Bonneville.
The dump truck slid off the westbound side of the roadway. The trailer broke free and came to rest on its side.
The westbound lane was blocked for five hours.
Flood suffered an injured leg and was taken by ambulance to Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver. Morgan was not injured.
Morgan was charged with negligent driving.
On Jan. 13, 2008 at about 3:50 p.m., a single-engine Piper aircraft suddenly lost power over Centerville in Klickitat County.
The pilot, Dwayne Hansen of Goldendale, made an emergency landing in an open field near Harms Road. The plane, equipped with amphibious floats, flipped over upon landing.
Emergency crews responded to the scene, including the KCSO, Centerville Fire Department and an ambulance from Klickitat Valley Health.
Neither Hansen nor his juvenile male passenger was seriously injured.
The FAA is investigating.