Traffic collision in Lake Oswego shuts down road
This story has been updated from its original version.
A two-car traffic collision left two people injured and one vehicle on fire in Lake Oswego Monday morning, Sept. 13. According to local authorities, two people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
The crash occurred at the intersection of Kerr Parkway and Touchstone just before 9:30 a.m.
"It actually stemmed from an incident that occurred in Portland," said LOPD Sgt. Tom Hamann. "Apparently — I don't know all the details of the incident in Portland — but it involved a theft and one of the victims of the theft was chasing the suspect and they were driving pretty recklessly on Kerr Parkway."
Hamann said the 30-year-old male suspect in the theft was speeding "well above" the speed limit of 35 mph and lost control of the vehicle, crashing into another vehicle which was stopped at a red light on Touchstone.
"The suspect in the theft lost control and basically went too wide," Hamann said. "As the road curves, he didn't make the curve basically and drove into the front corner of that other vehicle."
The suspect in the theft was cited for reckless driving and fourth-degree assault. Though the person chasing the suspect was not involved in the crash, that person was cited for reckless driving as well.
"In this case, this was purely a case of both of these vehicles driving extremely fast," Hamann said. "Had they been driving the speed limit, they would have been able to negotiate this corner."
Crash with injuries and car on fire at Kerr Pkwy and Touchstone. Two patients being transported by @AMRNorthwest and car fire is extinguished. @LOPolice has the roads closed please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/Dl1j4SqX2j
Crash with injuries and car on fire at Kerr Pkwy and Touchstone. Two patients being transported by @AMRNorthwest and car fire is extinguished. @LOPolice has the roads closed please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/Dl1j4SqX2j— Lake Oswego Fire (@LakeOswegoFire) September 13, 2021
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