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Possibly another case of distracted driving? She turned right into a passing tow truck...

DAVID F. ASHTON - This smashup closed southbound S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses for an extended period of time on July 16, while the crash was investigated, and the wrecked Honda eventually towed. A collision between a small Honda and a big flat-bed tow truck closed the southbound lanes of S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses, across from Eastport Plaza, for hours on Tuesday, July 16.

Portland Police Bureau officers were dispatched to the intersection of 82nd and Boise Street at 3:49 p.m. that afternoon, as were Portland Fire & Rescue's Lents Station 11's Engine and Rescue companies.

"It looked like the driver of the white 'Honda Fit' was going north on 82nd Avenue, and tried to make a turn [left, or west] into the [Todd's Point S Tires] store driveway, instead of turning a few feet up the road, at S.E. Cora Street," remarked witness Jack Schnabel.

"A flat-bed tow rig, with a car on it, was heading south, and did have a green light going through the [Boise Street] intersection – when the driver of the Honda turned in front of it," Schnabel told THE BEE.

Although two ambulances were called to the scene, just one woman – who appeared to be a teenager – was transported to a local hospital for evaluation, and possible treatment.


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