Stolen truck hits TriMet van, power pole in Gresham
A stolen vehicle ran a red light late Saturday night — hitting multiple cars, including a TriMet van, and damaging a PGE utility pole in Gresham before coming to a rest.
According to Gresham police, at round 11:10 p.m. on Oct. 28, it was reported that two stolen vehicles from Clackamas County were possibly headed into Gresham from Sandy.
Sandy police pursued one of the vehicles — a pickup truck — but stopped near 242nd and Burnside.
A loud explosion was later heard and responding officials found the truck had crashed.
Police say the truck ran a red light at Northwest Eastman Parkway and Burnside. One of the vehicles hit was a TriMet service tech van, sustained significant damage. The truck eventually came to a rest in front of Applebee's after hitting a utility pole.
One of the truck's wheels broke off and damaged the restaurant, although the extent of the damage is unclear.
The suspect — a juvenile — was taken to a nearby hospital. It was not immediately clear how serious the suspect's injuries are or if anyone else was injured.
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