Driver crashes into Clackamas River in Oregon City

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A driver crashed into the Clackamas River overnight, according to fire officials.

While driving on Clackamas Drive in Oregon City just past midnight on Friday, a woman reportedly drove off the ledge and crashed down an embankment. Her car landed with its rear bumper atop a log in the Clackamas River. Video shows she just missed the guardrail, which is new in that area.

The Swift Water Rescue Team arrived at the scene quickly and utilized a new boat to reach the woman. Once she was in the boat, the team transported her to Riverside park where an ambulance was waiting.

The woman was sent to a hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

A woman was hospitalized after crashing into the Clackamas River in Oregon City on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. (Clackamas Fire)

The car was pulled out of the river several hours later.

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