2 extricated after pickup hits tree in Milwaukie

2 extricated after pickup hits tree in Milwaukie

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Posted on June 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 4 at 9:53 AM

MILWAUKIE, Ore. -- Firefighters extricated two men from a pickup truck after it crashed into a tree on a Milwaukie road.

Crews were called early Tuesday morning to several reports of a crash near Southeast Harold and Whipple avenues, said Clackamas County Sheriff's Office spokesman Brandon Paxton.

Emergency responders at the scene found a truck with two men inside that had crashed into a tree, Paxton said.

"Crews quickly went to work stabilizing the vehicle, assessing the patients and extricating them using heavy extrication tools, more frequently referred to as the 'Jaws of Life,'" he added.

It took about 20 minutes to get both men out of the vehicle. Both were taken to Oregon Health & Science University with significant injuries.

The CCSO was investigating the cause of the crash.


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