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The City of Portland, Oregon

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Phone: 503-823-3700

Fax: 503-823-3710

55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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NEWS RELEASE 12/3/12: Portland Fire & Rescue Called After Car Drives Over Embankment and Lands on it's Top

This afternoon at 1:14 pm Portland Firefighters were called to assist after a vehicle went over an embankment and rolled.  The vehicle landed on it's top in a small drainage.  The accident occurred at 9725 SW 18th Place.  When firefighters arrived they found that the driver had already gotten out.  The driver was the only person in the car.

Firefighters assessed the occupant (an adult female) and determined that she should be transported to a hospital.  The embankment was fairly steep so firefighters used a rope system to help as they carried the patient up the hill.  The patient was transported to Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital (a regional trauma center).

Tow trucks are working to remove the vehicle.

Contact info, for media use only:
Lt. Damon Simmons, Media Pager (503) 940-6003