Woman loses part of leg in motorcycle, car crash

The crash blocked both lanes of traffic on NE 137th Avenue

Vancouver Police investigate a motorcycle crash on NE 137th Avenue, May 12, 2016 (VPD)
Vancouver Police investigate a motorcycle crash on NE 137th Avenue, May 12, 2016 (VPD)

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — Two people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after a motorcycle and car crashed in Vancouver Thursday afternoon.

The wreck happened around 2 p.m. on the 5900 block of NE 137th Avenue.

Paula Hamilton, 68, didn’t see the motorcycle when she made a left turn onto NE 137th Avenue, according to Vancouver Police Dept.

Vladimir Glushko, 43, and Raisa Glushko, 42, were riding the motorcycle that crashed into the car. They were both wearing helmets at the time, police said.

Hamilton wasn’t injured in the crash, but the man and woman were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. Raisa reportedly sustained a serious injury that severed the lower part of her leg, according to police.

Traffic was closed on NE 137th Avenue between Fourth Plain and 49th Street.

No citations were issued and impairment is not suspected to be a factor.

The investigation continues.

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