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Driver suffers minor injuries in crash on Highway 6

Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF FOREST GROVE FIRE & RESCUE - A driver skidded off Oregon Highway 6 (the Wilson River Highway) Thursday morning and wound up in Gales Creek. He was not severely injured in the mishap.A driver escaped with minor injuries Thursday morning, Nov. 13 after losing control in snow and ice on the Wilson River Highway, skidding off the road and winding up in Gales Creek.

The incident occurred about a half-mile past Northwest Timber Road just before 8 a.m.

"This guy was very lucky to end up with minor injuries," said Dave Nemeyer, spokesman for Forest Grove Fire & Rescue. "He rolled off Highway 6 and landed upside down in Gales Creek. A little farther into the creek and this could've been very bad."

An ambulance that responded to the single-vehicle crash "unavoidably hit a deer and damaged the ambulance," Nemeyer added. There were no injuries to the paramedic crew.

With temperatures at or below freezing, Highway 6 remains treacherous in spots. "Drive carefully if you're heading to the hills looking for snow," Nemeyer advised.

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