Walla Walla woman injured in rollover at First and Chestnut

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Firefighters and paramedics extract an elderly woman from her vehicle after it rolled over in an accident at the corner of South First Avenue and Chestnut Street Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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Firefighters wheel an elderly woman to a waiting ambulance for transport to Providence St. Mary Medical Center after she was extracted from the Oldsmobile she was driving that was involved in a rollover accident at the corner of South First Avenue and Chestnut Street Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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A stop sign lies on South First Avenue between Chestnut Street and Locust Street after a roll over traffic accident at the corner of South First and Chestnut Street sent an elderly woman to the hospital. Tuesday, September 14, 2010

WALLA WALLA -- An 83-year-old city woman was injured Tuesday after her vehicle struck a tree, road sign and power pole before flipping onto its top, authorities said.

Frances Hansen was reportedly northbound on First Avenue approaching Chestnut Street at a high rate of speed around 3:05 p.m. when she failed to stop for a sign, city police said. Her 1999 Buick sedan crossed the intersection and hit the pole, a stop sign and a tree, causing the vehicle to roll and land on its hood in the middle of First just north of Chestnut.

Hansen's condition was not known this morning. Though police said she had been taken to a local hospital with a possible broken neck and pelvis, she was not listed at Providence St. Mary Medical Center or Walla Walla General Hospital this morning, nursing supervisors said.

Officials had to cut Hansen from the vehicle. Further details about what caused her to veer from the roadway were not immediately known.

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