Child ejected in rollover crash on I-5 near Stanwood
STANWOOD, Wash. -- A rollover crash on I-5 near Stanwood left three people injured, according to the Washington State Patrol.
One of those injuries was to a young child, who was ejected in the crash, said Trooper Heather Axtman.
The crash was reported around 12:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes near the SR-532 exit. An SUV carrying two women and a small child in a car seat suffered a blown left-rear tire. As the driver tried to get to the right, it collided with the right rear bumper of another car, which sent the SUV out of control off the edge of the freeway.
The SUV began rolling over when it hit the grass, ejecting the child from the vehicle, Axtman said. A witnesses was able to get the passenger out, but the driver had to be freed by firefighters.
The child was flown by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and is listed in serious condition.
The two adults in the car were taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
Troopers said the driver suffered several broken bones while the passenger suffered a head injury.
Troopers had closed the freeway so that the helicopter could land, but the freeway has since reopened. The backup southbound reached as high as three miles Thursday afternoon, troopers said.