Police: Street racing car crashes, house damaged

Crime

The driver hit a parked car in the 1500 block of NE 137th

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A driver who police said appeared to be street racing crashed in Northeast Portland, causing damage to a parked car and house.

Witnesses saw a white car speeding down Halsey along with a silver car before it lost control.

Portland police said the driver hit the parked car near NE Halsey and NE 137th and the impact pushed that car into the house.

A driver crashed on NE Halsey after losing control while street racing on July 10, 2019. (KOIN)

The homeowner told KOIN 6 News their 6-year-old son was sitting in the living room not far from where the car hit.

“[I was] really scared,” Sa Yang said.”I had just got off of work and go in the kitchen. I heard a loud noise, it was really loud.”

Her son, David Yang said if that old van hadn’t been parked there, the suspect’s car would have crashed right into the house and hit the little boy.

“I prayed and I hoped they would be fine and they wouldn’t be injured at all,” Yang said.

There was only minor damage to the house, but it is being evaluated for structural damage.

Witnesses said the driver was bruised but didn’t appear badly hurt.

“There could have been a fatality,” witness Jennifer Bustamante said. “I know the fence did impale his car and it was just a few inches away from impaling him.”

The driver who crashed was taken into custody but police are still looking for the other driver involved with the street racing.

Bustamante said street racing is a common occurrence on Halsey.

“I hope that they learn from this because other peoples lives are in danger as well as their own,” she said.

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