Police: Serious injury crash on I-5 south of Albany
HARRISBURG, Ore. - A driver swerved and hit a station wagon parked along Interstate 5 with a flat tire, seriously injuring two people seated in the disabled vehicle, state police said.
The crash happened around 1:45 p.m.
Three people were with a 2001 Subara Legacy station wagon stopped on the inside median shoulder of I-5 attending to a flat tire.
A driver in a southbound 2014 Nissan Versa swerved as the pickup in front of her braked. The Versa collided with the parked Subara, seriously injured a 21-year-old man and a 21-year-old female, police said.
The male was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. The female was transported by REACH air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.
Another female in the Subaru received minor injuries and was taken by a fire incident commander to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.
The Nissan's driver and a child passenger received minor injuries. They were taken to an unidentified area hospital, police said.
The crash closed all lanes of I-5 southbound about 16 miles south of Albany until about 3 p.m., when traffic started moving again.