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Some say you can't roll a car on so short a street, but the facts show that it really is possible

DAVID F. ASHTON - The owner of the struck parked car, a police officer, and the driver of the overturned Honda Civic which hit it, talk over the situation, after the wreck in the Garthwick district at the south end of Sellwood. There aren't many notable traffic accidents within the walls of "Garthwick", at the south end of Sellwood off 13th and 17th Avenues, because it's residential, quiet, and small.

But, at 7:03 p.m. on Sunday, March 14, emergency first responders were sent there on a report of a car hitting a parked vehicle and flipping onto its top, just a block west of the 17th Avenue gate – at the corner of S.E. St. Andrews Drive and Andover Place.

A police officer at the scene said the sporty, but now upside down, Honda Civic had been northbound on St. Andrews Drive when its driver drifted out of the traffic lane and struck the back corner of an Audi A4 parked at the curb – an impact which flipped it over.

Although the crash had been dispatched as a probable injury accident, the young man behind the wheel of the Honda had gotten out of the car and was standing near it, seemingly unharmed. The neighbor whose parked car had been hit had come out to talk with him; and someone from the same house brought him a glass of water.

The driver told the neighbor he was not looking forward to speaking with his father about this accident, when he arrived to pick him up.

The officer at the scene confirmed the details of the accident for THE BEE. No citations were issued in the mishap, and officers believed it unnecessary for the Traffic Division to come perform a sobriety evaluation.

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