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The car, described as a 1940s Ford, reportedly knocked down about 10 freeway barrier posts in Hillsboro.

COURTESY PHOTO: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - A 1940s-vintage Ford smashed into several freeway barrier posts along Highway 26 westbound in Hillsboro on Thursday night, Sept. 5. The driver was hospitalized with serious injuries.A man was hospitalized with serious injuries after crashing a classic car on Highway 26 in Hillsboro, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said Thursday night, Sept. 5.

The car, described by authorities as a 1940s Ford, was seriously damaged in the single-vehicle crash near the Northeast Brookwood Parkway exit on Thursday. It took out about 10 freeway barrier posts before coming to a halt off the roadway, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The vehicle was traveling westbound on Highway 26 at the time of the crash, just west of the Brookwood Parkway exit.

The cause of the crash was not immediately clear. The Sheriff's Office said investigators were looking into the possibility that the driver was intoxicated or that the crash was a result of "road rage."

No other vehicles are known to be involved.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Oregon State Police, the Hillsboro Police Department, and Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, among other agencies.


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