Portland crews pry people from crushed vehicle

Portland crews pry people from crushed vehicle

Credit: Photos courtesy of Dick Harris (PF&R).

Portland crews pry people from crushed vehicle

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by Cornelius Swart, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on January 13, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 13 at 10:41 AM

PORTLAND -- Firefighters pulled the occupants from a crushed vehicle using the 'Jaws of Life' after a rollover crash destroyed a car in east Portland's Centennial Neighborhood Sunday.

Crews responded to the crash near the Southeast 145th Street and Powell Boulevard at approximately 2:00 a.m. Sunday, firefighters said.

They found a car pinned against, and almost completely crushed by, a tree. Crews used a Hurst tool, also known as the 'Jaws of Life,' to extract the occupants, said the Portland Fire Bureau.

One person was taken to the hospital by ambulance for further evaluation, according to firefighters.

No other information was available.

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