Traffic #Alert: Major Crash Team Responding to Northbound I-205 - Three People Injured

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March 04, 2018 12:25

  

On Sunday, March 4, 2018, at 10:56 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an injury crash on northbound Interstate 205 north of the Southeast Foster Road exit.

Officers, emergency medical personnel and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) responders arrived on scene and located three vehicles that were involved in a crash. Emergency responders also located three adult men with injuries as a result of this crash. Emergency medical personnel provided medical aid to all three and transported two of the injured people to area hospitals by ambulances.

Based on preliminary information, officers believe the driver and occupant of a Toyota Tundra had pulled to the side of the road to provide assistance to a Dodge Durango that appeared to be broken down in the right breakdown lane of northbound Interstate 205. While the driver and passenger of the Tundra were outside of their vehicle, the driver of a Toyota Sienna minivan collided with the Durango. During the crash, the people associated with the Tundra and the driver, and only occupant, of the Sienna were injured. One of the people associated with the Tundra sustained what were believed to be serious life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Sienna sustained non-life threatening injuries. The other person associated with the Tundra was treated for his injuries by on scene emergency medical personnel and released at the scene.

Officers do not believe the Dodge Durango was occupied at the time of this collision.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team is responding to the area and will continue this investigation.

During the investigation the right travel and breakdown lanes of northbound Interstate 205 north of the Southeast Foster Road exit will be closed. The lane closures are expected to be in place for the next two to three hours.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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