An evening-commute crash on S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses left the two involved vehicles disabled, and traffic slammed

DAVID F. ASHTON - Although it may appear that this Subaru Legacy had smashed into the police vehicle, actually the officer had just pulled up next to the crash, to shield the wrecked car from oncoming traffic until the street could be shut down. A two-vehicle smashup on S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses at Woodstock Boulevard on Monday afternoon June 27 caused a traffic backup along the thoroughfare for quite some time.

Because witness statements differed, the East Precinct officers who were dispatched to the scene at 6:14 p.m. that evening said they weren't able to make a determination of guilt.

The crash, THE BEE was told, was between a very large pickup truck, and an older model red Subaru Legacy. The front end of the Subaru sedan was completely torn off; it came to rest more or less facing eastbound on the east side of the intersection.

"No one was transported to a hospital; the parties involved exchanged information," an officer said. "The truck was lightly damaged, and it left here after the exchange."

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