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Man Injured in Car Accident on Highway 395.

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Kennewick man is in the hospital tonight after crashing into an oncoming car on highway 395. 

It happened on the intersection of Highway 395 and Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick across from Walgreens around 6:30 P.M.

A man driving North on 395 in a white pickup truck hit a Sunnyside woman who was attempting to turn left on to Vista Way, but didn't yield to traffic.  Witnesses say the man recently had back surgery which paramedics and state patrol troopers believe could have made his injuries even worse.

"I would imagine if you have back surgery, you're still just a little bit tender anyway.  And I don't think a car crash is something you want to go through without having back surgery and certainly not something you want to go through after back surgery," said Sargent Wilbur with State Patrol.

The man was transported to Kennewick General Hospital. 

Wilbur said no one else was injured in the crash.