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A woman driving a Toyota Highlander on Walnut street passed out before the accident.

COURTESY OF TIGARD POLICE DEPARTMENT - Tigard police and medical personnel responded to a call involving a woman who passed out, kept her foot on the accelerator and eventually ended up crashing into a home. A woman who passed out while driving on Southwest Walnut Street in Tigard Friday morning apparently hit the accelerator before the vehicle eventually ended up striking another vehicle before crashing into a house, slightly injuring a girl inside.

Tigard police reported that the woman was eastbound on Walnut Street when she reportedly was starting to feel dizzy, intended to pull over, but passed out before being able to do so.

While passing out, her foot hit the accelerator of her vehicle, a Toyota Highlander.

Police said the passenger in the vehicle took control of the steering wheel and tried to steer the car from the passenger side.

However, the SUV rear-ended another car and subsequently crashed into a light pole, fence, and a house on Southwest Wilton Avenue.

The vehicle crashed into the dining room, pushing a dining room table into the side of a little girl, causing minor injuries.

The driver and the passenger were transported to a local hospital.  

Police said there were no signs of impairment exhibited by the driver. 


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