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Car dives into Oaks Bottom while leaving Oaks Park


by: DAVID F. ASHTON - An unidentified adult looks into the ambulance thats about to transport a teenager hurt in the crash to the hospital. One young person was injured on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 10, when a car driven by another youth unexplainably swerved off S.E. Oaks Park Way and dropped into a ravine in the south end of Oaks Bottom, just north of Sellwood Riverfront Park.

Westmoreland’s Fire Engine 20 responded at 2:40 pm to the crash site, a few hundred feet south of Oaks Amusement Park.

As sightseers wandered about a top the embankment, a Portland Police Bureau officer declared the area to be a “crime scene”, when THE BEE arrived on scene to report the story.

From a distance, several adults were seen coming to the scene, and speaking with Portland Police officers.

It appeared the injured young man was not severely hurt; he walked to the back of the ambulance and stepped up inside without much assistance. Further information is not available at this time.