Pregnant woman hurt in crash on MAX tracks

Pregnant woman hurt in crash on MAX tracks

Pregnant woman hurt in crash on MAX tracks

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Posted on November 15, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 16 at 10:10 AM

PORTLAND -- A pregnant woman was injured in a bizarre crash involving a van that drove onto the MAX train tracks in North Portland Thursday.

The incident occurred just before 12:30 p.m., near the intersection of North Interstate Avenue and Argyle Street.

Witnesses said it looked like the woman, later identified as Angelinna Logan, was trying to jump out of the van while it was still moving. Logan, 20, was rushed to Legacy Emanuel Hospital by ambulance.

Her mother told KGW that she is pregnant and the van ran over her leg. No further details on her condition at the hospital were released.

The driver, June Brogdon, 31, was not injured and cooperated with police at the scene, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson with the Portland Police Bureau. She told investigators that she was arguing with Logan and got distracted and that's why she drove onto the tracks. She was cited for reckless driving and driving without insurance.

The MAX Yellow Line was shut down for about two hours following the incident as a tow truck crew worked to remove the van. TriMet officials said service was restored before 2:30 p.m.

Just one day earlier, a BMW driver crashed onto the MAX tracks on the west side, causing major delays.

Police said that driver was speeding over 80 miles an hour when he launched onto the MAX tracks near the Sunset Transit Center early Wednesday morning.  It took crews all day to repair the tracks and overhead wires.

More: Crash on tracks disrupts MAX traffic all day

The driver, 27-year-old Jeff John Roberton, survived the crash and was charged with reckless driving, DUII and first-degree criminal mischief.

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