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Two hurt, gas line severed in SE 82nd Ave. collision

Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PF&R/DICK HARRIS - Two people were seriously injured Monday morning in a collision at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Yamhill Street that also severed a natural gas line outside of building.Two people were hurt and a natural gas line was cut in a Monday morning accident at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Yamhill Street.

Portland Police Bureau’s Major Crash Team is investigating the accident. Names and medical conditions of the two injured people have not been released.

The gas line has been shut off and there does not appear to be any danger to the neighborhood.

Police said the accident happened at about 8:43 a.m. Jan. 19. One of the vehicles involved in the collision veered off and struck a nearby building, severing the gas line.

Portland firefighters had to cut the driver from the damaged car. He was taken to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital for treatment of what police said were serious injuries.

A passenger in the car was also taken to a hospital with injuries that don't appear life threatening. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

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