Head-on crash in North Plains sends one to hospital
One person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a head-on crash near North Plains Tuesday morning, March 12.
Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the crash on Northwest Jackson School Road, just north of Northwest West Union Road, at 6:39 a.m., according to WCSO spokesman Brian van Kleef.
A North Plains resident Paul Lauritsen, 38, attempted to pass a truck pulling out of a driveway when he crossed the double yellow lines and crashed head-on into a white Geo, van Kleef said.
The driver of the Geo was pinned inside the car and had to be removed by firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, van Kleef said.
He was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
A witness said Lauritsen was driving well over the 55 MPH speed limit, van Kleef said.
Lauritsen was cited for passing in a no pass zone over the double yellow lines and for driving with no insurance, according to van Kleef.
The road was temporarily closed between West Union and Mason Hill Road.
By Olivia Singer
Reporter, Forest Grove News-Times and Hillsboro Tribune
Follow Olivia at @oliviasingerr
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