SUV crashes into living room
No one was hurt when an SUV crashed through the front window of a house in unincorporated Washington County near Beaverton early Sunday morning.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the 71-year-old driver had a medical problem that contributed to the accident. He was taken to an area hospital and not charged with any crime.
Although three people were in the house at the time of the accident, none of them was injured. The owner says he normally sits in the spot where the SUV entered the house, however.
According to the sheriff's office, at 7:13 a.m., on April 7, deputies responded to a call of a car that crashed into a house at 13940 S.W. Domino Street. This area is part of the county's Enhanced Sheriff Patrol District.
When the deputies arrived, they learned that a Chevy Equinnox driven by Dennis Lamm drove completely into the living room of a single story house. The house is located at the intersection of Southwest Domino Street and Southwest 139th Avenue. This is a T intersection, and the house is situated in the path of 39th Avenue, if it went straight.
Deputies concluded that Lamm had a medical problem while he was driving on 139th Avenue. Instead of turning onto Domino Street, he went straight, struck a parked car and knocked it sideways, drove through the yard, and then drove through the front bay window of the house.
The van fit snuggly through the window opening and did not damage the structural integrity of the house. Lamm was transported to the hospital by ambulance after being extricated from the van by Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue personnel. His condition was not immediately available.