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At approximately 1351 this afternoon units were dispatched to the intersection of 242nd Ave and Hoffmeister Rd to a reported heavy impact crash with a possible trapped victim. Two engines, a truck, a heavy rescue and a command unit from CFD#1 responded to the scene. A dump truck and a full size van were involved in a T-bone crash, with one male victim pinned in the van. Crews quickly freed the victim, and he was transported to a trauma hospital by ground ambulance. His condition is unknown at this time. A large diesel spill occurred, and measures were taken to protect a nearby waterway. A hazmat unit from CFD#1 was dispatched to handle the spill. Traffic was also a problem for responders.
This morning Clackamas Fire Heavy Rescue 5 responded to a car that had slid off the side of the road due to ice. When they arrived they found the car had slid off in an area with a steep drop off and the car resting at the bottom of a 30 foot drop off. Witnesses said the car went off the road, fell 30 feet landing on a trailer and then slid further before coming to a stop. The driver was able to self extricate herself and walk to a nearby home where firefighters checked on her. She was transported to Kaiser Sunnyside to be evaluated.
Later the drivers husband went to pick his wife up from the hospital and he also was unable to make it due to the conditions. Clackamas Fire District 1 Battalion 2 went to the hospital and picked up the female driver and took her home. Both husband and wife are at home safe.
If you live in an area with steep hills have an alternate route when conditions are bad.