NEWS RELEASE 5/21/13: Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to Pin-In Accident on SE Foster Rd
At 4:39am Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a vehicle accident east of SE 111th on Foster Rd. Engine 29 (Powellhurst) arrived at 4:43am and found two vehicles involved and three original patients. One of the patients was pinned-in the vehicle by the steering wheel and dashboard. Engine 29 worked on patient assessment and care while Engine 11 (Lents) pulled protection hose lines in case of a vehicle fire and Truck 7 (Mill Park) used specialized extrication equipment to remove the trapped patient.
One of the three original patients refused transport while the other two were transported to the hospital. The trapped patient was extricated from the vehicle at 5:06am. The conditions of the patients are unknown at this time. Foster was shut down in both directions. Please use alternate routes for the time being. More information will be given as it becomes available.
Contact info, for media use only:
Public Information Officer AJ Schaffer, Media Pager (503) 940-6003.