KALAMA, Wash. (KOIN 6) — Two people were sent to the hospital after their vehicle hydroplaned on Interstate 5 in Kalama and got lodged under a semi-truck’s tank on Sunday.
Cowlitz County fire officials said a couple from Hawaii visiting the area on vacation was traveling near Exit 30 southbound on Interstate 5 at 7:47 a.m. when the driver lost control, spun and got wedged under the tank of a semi-truck.
The driver and passenger of the car were transported to PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview, said fire officials. No other injuries were reported.
However, while responding to the accident, fire officials said they witnessed another vehicle collision that almost struck two firefighters. No injuries were sustained from that crash though.
Fire officials reminded people to obey posted speed limits and to slow down when weather affects road conditions.