PORTLAND -- An off-duty firefighter rushed to help a woman hit and pinned by a van in Northeast Portland Tuesday morning, fire officials said.

Crews were called just after 8:30 a.m. to the report that a woman had been hit by a vehicle at Northeast 65th Avenue and Glisan Street.

Firefighters at the scene found a 50-year-old woman had been hit by a van, fell over and became trapped underneath it, said Lt. Rich Chatman of Portland Fire & Rescue.

The off-duty firefighter was comforting the woman and providing medical aid when crews arrived, Chatman said.

She had suffered traumatic injuries, but crews were able to free her without further injury, Chatman said.

She was taken to Oregon Health & Science University. Her identity was not released and the extent of her injuries was not yet known.

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