Crash on Helvetia Road injures two, police say
Two people have been taken to area hospitals in critical condition after a two-car crash on Helvetia Road.
According to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, firefighters were called to the intersection of Northwest Helvetia Road and Northeast Schaaf Street at about 3:08 p.m., Friday, March 23, to reports of a crash.
TVF&R spokesman Brandon Pratt said the vehicles — a Toyota Prius and a Toyota Tacoma — had T-boned in the intersection, with one vehicle severely damaged in the crash.
Two people in the Prius needed to be extracted from the vehicle, Pratt said, and a Life Flight helicopter was called to transport one of the injured people to a nearby hospital.
Pratt said a second helicopter was initially called, but due to distance, Pratt said it was faster to transport the patient by ambulance.
Both were listed in critical condition, Pratt said.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, according to Deputy Shannon Wilde with the Washington County Sheriff's office. No charges are expected.
Helvetia Road remains closed between West Union Road and Highway 26 while the Washington County Sheriff's Office investigates. The road is expected to re-open around 6 p.m.
The Hillsboro Fire Department and the North Plains Police Department assisted with the crash.