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Police Investigate Critical Injury Traffic Crash on Highway 26 (PHOTOS)

The adult male driver of a speeding passenger car was critically injured and taken by LifeFlight to OHSU.

Crash on Highway 26 in Oregon, 7-14-09
Photos courtesy: Oregon State Police

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - One person was critically injured Tuesday afternoon when his car crashed into two other vehicles at high speed at the intersection of Highway 26 and Kelso Road west of Sandy.

Lt. Gregg Hastings with Oregon State Police says the car was moving fast, "The offending vehicle had just come into an Oregon State Police sergeant's radar at 107 mph before colliding with the other two vehicles."

Hastings says an OSP sergeant working traffic safety enforcement overtime today at approximately 4:50 p.m. on Highway 26, was westbound at milepost 21 when a small passenger car came into moving radar at 107 mph.

"As the sergeant was turning around to try and stop it, the car crashed into the rear of a Subaru station wagon beginning to turn left from eastbound Highway 26 onto Kelso Road," Hastings said.

"The impact sent the Subaru spinning across the westbound lanes until ti stopped off the highway. After the first impact the car crashed head-on into a full-size pickup stopped westbound to turn onto Kelso Road."

The adult male driver of the speeding passenger car was critically injured and taken by LifeFlight to OHSU.

The adult male and juvenile female occupants of the Subaru were taken to an unknown hospital for an examination of possible injuries, Hastings said. The adult male driver of the pickup was not injured.

Tows have been dispatched and more information will be released later.




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