With the airbags deployed in both vehicles, emergency first responders believed they'd be helping crash victims – after a green Toyota Corolla and a white Honda Accord collided about 6:30 p.m. on January 30 in the Brentwood Darlington neighborhood.
But, when Portland Police Bureau East Precinct officers arrived at the intersection of S.E. 72nd Avenue and Flavel Street, both cars' occupants were walking around – shaken but relatively uninjured and refusing medical assistance.
There was lively discussion about who is at fault, specifically about which vehicle went through a red traffic control signal. No witnesses, other than those riding in the vehicles, were present; officers did their best to sort out the situation and make sure the drivers exchange information.