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NEWS RELEASE 01/19/12: Portland Fire & Rescue Extricates One Person From Vehicle Crash in SW Portland

January 19, 2012

3:52 PM

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Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) extricated one male patient from a vehicle crash at SW Barbur Blvd and SW Hillsdale Road just after noon today. He was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Firefighters from PF&R’s Station 5 (Hillsdale) and Station 4 (Portland State University) were dispatched to a two vehicle rollover crash at 12:53 pm.

When firefighters arrived on-scene, they quickly worked to ensure the scene was safe and then determine the number of patients and the severity of their injuries. They found one male patient who had been ejected from a late model Datson 280 Z lying in road and another male who was trapped in the vehicle.

Portland fire crews used extrication tools to free the male passenger. Firefighters treated both injured patients and stabilized the vehicle so it didn’t pose a hazard to the patient or the firefighters working around the vehicle.

Both males who were in the Datson were transported to local hospitals. The driver of the other car which hit the Datson head on was also transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

PF&R dispatched multiple fire units to the scene in order to quickly and efficiently care for the injured and ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Heavy rain in the past few days has resulted in standing water on roads and highways. Portland Fire & Rescue crews have responded to several crashes in which standing water may have been to blame.