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One truck lost a wheel; the other drove off the road and wound up stuck in underbrush

DAVID F. ASHTON - After this crash, the large pickup truck wound up deep in the bushes after T-boning a commercial dump truck on S.E. Flavel Drive. Brentwood-Darlington neighbors scratched their heads after the crash at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, wondering how two large trucks could have been so damaged in a mishap on a 25 mph street. It happened on S.E. Flavel Drive at Harney Street.

Neighbors told THE BEE that, somehow, a white GMC Sierra pickup truck had run into the driver's side of a large yellow dump truck. The collision was with such force and impact that it broke off the driver's side rear wheel from the axle of the dump truck.

Meantime, the GMC Sierra pickup careened headlong off the street and came to a stop in the shrubs and trees of a nearby yard.

Two ambulances were dispatched to the crash scene, and one patient was said to have been taken to OHSU with internal injuries.

"It initially appeared that a person had life-threatening injuries, however, upon assessment at the hospital, it was determined the injuries were not life-threatening," later said Portland Police spokesman Sgt. Chris Burley.

"One of the drivers was cited for driving while suspended, at the misdemeanor level; the other is being investigated for 'DUII – drugs'," Burley commented. It took a while to tow the damaged vehicles and reopen the once-again-quiet residential street.

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