Good Samaritans pull man, woman and dog from burning SUV along Hwy. 26
Good Samaritans pulled two people and a dog from a burning SUV along Hwy. 26 near Banks late Saturday.
The driver, Hillsboro resident Jordan Moore, 18, was transported by LifeFlight to OHSU in critical condition. He has been upgraded to stable condition and is expected to recover from his injuries.
A female passenger was taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital by ambulance. Her name and condition was not immediately released.
The dog was not injured and is being cared for by members of the owner's family. Her name is Gaby.
None of the Good Samaritans was injured.
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, at about 10:50 p.m. on April 9, deputies were called to a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy. 26 and Hwy. 6.
Prior to the deputies arriving, several people, including an off-duty WCSO deputy, saw the Jeep Cherokee in the median just after it crashed. It was on fire and the two occupants were injured and unable to get out.
The off-duty deputy pulled the driver out of the Jeep it became fully engulfed in flames. Four of the other witnesss pulled a young woman and dog from the vehicle as it became engulfed in smoke and flames. None of the good Samaritans were injured.
The cause of the crash was not immediately determined. According to the WCSO, Moore was driving west on Hwy. 26 and left the roadway at the Hwy. 6 turn off. His vehicle went into the median and went airborne over a large drainage ditch. It impacted the other side of the ditch and caught fire.
Sheriffs deputies are still investigating the crash.