PF&R Responds to a Garbage Truck Over an Embankment (Photo)

Portland Fire and Rescue
Portland Fire and Rescue

September 02, 2022 09:20


This morning at 7:15 AM PF&R crews were called to the area of N Willamette Blvd. and N Ida Ave. on reports of a vehicle over an embankment. When firefighters arrived they found a garbage/recycling truck partway down a steep slope. The driver was injured but was conscious and able to talk to firefighters. The driver reported that as the truck started to go over the hillside they were able to jump free. 

The driver was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with injuries that don't appear to be life threatening. There were no other injuries associated with this incident. The truck will be removed from the embankment as soon as the appropriate tow vehicles can be brought to the scene.