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When a sedan slams into a pickup truck and flips it sideways into somebody's yard, it was going fast

DAVID F. ASHTON - Officers and firefighters examined the mangled vehicles, after a very forceful collision on S.E. Woodstock Boulevard - in which the Honda in the foreground forced the truck it impacted sideways into a residential yard. Two vehicles violently collided on S.E. Woodstock Boulevard at 62nd Avenue on Tuesday evening, October 20; the bang of the impact was heard quite some distance away.

The East Precinct officers and the Portland Fire & Rescue personnel who were dispatched to the scene at 7:55 p.m. beheld a side-impact "T-bone" crash between a Honda Civic and Ford Ranger.

"I didn't hear a horn honk, or any screeching tires, but only the sound of the tremendous 'thud' of the impact," neighbor Allyson Loveless told THE BEE.

The Honda Civic, still in the intersection, had sustained much front-end damage; the Ford Ranger truck appeared to have been struck on the passenger side with such force that it had been pushed sideways across the intersection, up over the curb, and into the yard of a house at the southeast corner of the intersection.

"The driver of the Ford Ranger had to be cut out of the truck, a PF&R Battalion Chief confirmed at the scene. "But, we think it was a toolbox or something that punched out the hole in the windshield."

The accident remains under investigation, police officials said. Speed is believed to be a potential factor in the crash.


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