Single-vehicle crash injures three
Investigators say alcohol, speed were factors in Scholls Ferry Road wreck
A single-vehicle rollover crash in Beaverton on Thursday evening led to two adults and one child being hospitalized.
Washington County sheriff's deputies responded at 6:15 p.m. to a report of a crash at Southwest Scholls Ferry and Old Scholls Ferry roads in front of the Portland Golf Club. They arrived to find a Ford Explorer with severe damage from a rollover crash and a traffic-light pole down across Southwest Scholls Ferry Road.
A preliminary investigation indicates the driver, Tafky Fitim, 32, was traveling south on Southwest Scholls Ferry Road at a high rate of speed when the Ford Explorer he was driving started to slide into the curve prior to Old Scholls Ferry Road, said Sgt. David Thompson, spokesman for the sheriff's office.
His wife, Stephanie Fitim-Robert, 26, and his 2-year-old daughter were also in the vehicle.
Fitim apparently tried to steer out of the slide and overcorrected twice, losing control of the vehicle. The Explorer left the road and climbed a steep, ivy-covered embankment on the west side of the road before the truck's roof hit a metal traffic-light pole, crushing the roof on the passenger side. The vehicle rolled and came to rest on its tires.
Debris, personal belongings and beer cans were strewn all over the road, Thompson said.
Firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue removed the passengers, including the child, who was properly secured in a child-safety seat.
Metro West ambulance service transported the driver and passengers to Portland-area trauma centers.
The driver's wife is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. The 2-year-old girl suffered serious injuries and is in stable condition. Fitim suffered serious injuries, and his condition is unknown.
Investigators said alcohol and speed were both factors in the crash and are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call the sheriff's office at 503-629-0111.