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Was it a case of 'distracted driver', or did somebody fall asleep at the wheel? Police have not said

PHOTO COURTESY OF KOIN-TV-6 - The northbound car apparently veered right, off McLoughlin Boulevard at Tacoma Street, and ran into a tree with such force it was spun around sideways. The driver reportedly received serious injuries. Central Police Officers, Milwaukie Police, and State Police temporarily closed northbound S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard at Tacoma Street on Saturday night, November 2, to investigate a single-vehicle car crash which had occurred at 8:12 p.m.

The northbound lanes were shut down for over an hour as the officers investigated, and then cleared, a crash into a tree by a car at the east side of the state highway.

The driver was reported to have been seriously injured in the mishap, and was rushed to a local hospital by ambulance. The driver's condition has not been reported. It was unclear what caused the car to leave the road and smash into the tree.


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