One injured in vehicle rollover in Hoquiam

The accident occured around noon on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

A collision between an SUV and a U.S. Postal Service vehicle around noon on Tuesday, Sept. 20, resulted in a vehicle rollover and one injury in Hoquiam.

The USPS truck, southbound on Myrtle Street, struck the right rear of the SUV, a Chevrolet Trailblazer, which was westbound on Sumner Avenue, resulting in the SUV’s rollover, said Lt. Brian Dayton of the Hoquiam Police Department.

“I saw the white SUV upside down,” said Walter Leontyev, who witnessed the aftermath of the crash. “It looked like it slid on its roof for a bit.”

Leontyev said other drivers immediately stopped to render assistance, helping to remove the driver of the SUV, a 53-year-old Aberdeen resident, from the vehicle.

The driver of the SUV was taken to Harbor Regional Health for evaluation, Dayton said. Neither driver showed signs of impairment, Dayton said.

“Take a second to look,” said Dayton in cautioning drivers to be careful.