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NEWS RELEASE 08/06/12: Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to Multiple Accidents on Interstate Highways

August 6, 2012

4:50 PM

At 3:11 pm, Portland firefighters were dispatched to reports of a traffic accident involving three vehicles on Southbound I-205 near Killingsworth. Upon arrival, firefighters from Portland Fire Station 2 (Parkrose) used specialized rescue tools carried on the ladder truck to begin the process of extricating two patients from one of the three vehicles. A third patient also required medical attention in another vehicle.

All three patients were treated at the scene by Portland firefighter/paramedics and transported to area hospitals. Their conditions are unknown at this time. Photos are attached to this release.

This traffic accident occurred just 14 minutes after another accident, involving an overturned semi-truck, took place on Southbound I-5 at Columbia at 2:58 pm. No photos are available.

Photos courtesy of Dick Harris, Portland Fire & Rescue.