'Drifting driver' in Brentwood-Darlington smashes into parked car
People were heading to work on Monday morning, July 8, when a speeding, eastbound Mitsubishi Lancer drifted over the center line of S.E. Flavel Street, in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood, narrowly missing oncoming traffic – and smashed head-on into a parked Acura "3.2TL" near 68th Avenue.
Portland Police Bureau officers were called to the scene of what was dispatched as an injury accident at 8:37 a.m., met there by Woodstock Fire Station 25 Engine company paramedics, who rendered first aid.
One of the occupants of the ramming vehicle, the Lancer, was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.
"What happened here is pretty clear," remarked a responding officer. "It looks as if the Lancer was traveling at a high rate of speed – and the driver drifted across the roadway, and smashed into the Acura, shoving it down the block and out into the street."
No citations were issued at the scene, but that didn't rule out a possible citation after the investigation is complete. Officers aided the exchange of information between the responsible driver and the owner of the parked car.
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