Driver crashes into Clackamas River in Oregon City


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.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Twitter News Widget

Trending Stories