LYNNWOOD — A three-car collision sent three people to area hospitals and snarled traffic on southbound I-5 Thursday, the Washington State Patrol reported.
The accident occurred at 5:53 a.m. when a Ford pickup in the southbound carpool lane tried to change lanes and collided with a Dodge truck in the left lane. The Ford rolled over, striking a Toyota pickup, before coming to rest in a ditch.
The accident shut down the carpool lane for more than three hours.
The driver of the Ford, Nwanne I. Njoku, 19, of Shoreline, suffered an arm laceration and was taken to Providence Everett Medical Center’s Colby Campus. So was his passenger, Oliver N. Burn, 20, of Shoreline, who suffered a head injury and was knocked unconscious, though he revived as firefighters arrived.
The driver of the Toyota, Scott W. Enquist, 41, of Stanwood, sustained a minor face injury and was not taken to the hospital. The Dodge driver, Thomas F. Padilla, 34, of Everett, went to Stevens Hospital in Edmonds with a sore neck.
All those who went to hospitals were treated and released, said Leslie Hynes, spokeswoman for Snohomish County Fire District 1.
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