A crash involving a Lake Oswego woman resulted in injuries to her and her car catching fire Sunday evening on Interstate 84 just east of the Corbett exit.
Carol Remsen, 58, had to be cut from her seatbelt, according to Lt. Jason Gates of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Department. Remsen was transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital for treatment for cuts, bruises and a broken arm.
Gates said Remsen was driving westbound when her car hit the back of a semi-trailer in front of it. Remsen's vehicle 'then veered left toward the center divider where it impacted and flipped ... The vehicle continued to slide on its side with the roof scrapping the center divider and caught fire before coming to rest. The vehicle became fully engulfed in flame ...'
Witnesses to the crash had to cut Remsen out of her seatbelt to remove her from the flaming vehicle, Gates said. The vehicle was a total loss.
The accident shut down the freeway's westbound lanes for about an hour.