Woman trapped under car in NE Portland crash

Woman trapped under car in NE Portland crash

Woman trapped under car in NE Portland crash

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Posted on December 7, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 7 at 11:56 AM

PORTLAND -- A woman was ejected and then trapped under her car after she crashed in Northeast Portland early Friday morning, police said.

The 34-year-old woman was in critical condition after she crashed her 1998 gold Toyota Corolla on Northeast Columbia Boulevard, hitting the Northeast 33rd Avenue overpass abutment, Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland Police said.

The woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, Simpson said.

Witnesses told police the car was traveling eastbound in the center lane of Northeast Columbia Boulevard with no lights on. That’s when, witnesses said, it struck the abutment and spun off into a fence.

The driver was ejected and trapped under the car. Witnesses pulled her out before police got there, Simpson said.

Investigators said alcohol was a factor in the crash. Police have not released the driver's name pending notification of her family.

Columbia Boulevard was closed for several hours early Friday morning.

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