January 30, 2015 12:20
At 10:30 this morning, Portland Fire & Rescue was dispatched along with a fire engine from Gresham to report of an overturned vehicle at SE 174th & Powell Blvd. Based on information from witnesses to the accident, the response was upgraded to a Pin-in, to bring resources necessary to perform an extrication.
Upon arrival, Truck 7 reported that there was one male driver in the vehicle, held upside down by his seatbelt. Due to the serious nature of his injuries, a rapid extrication occurred to facilitate transport to a trauma hospital. The driver is in critical condition and was a trauma system entry.
Due to the quick thinking and assistance from bystanders before fire responders arrived, the appropriate resources needed were dispatched to this incident.