Dump truck crashes into train trestle, damages tracks outside Hillsboro

Washington County Sheriff's Office photos

HILLSBORO, Ore. – A dump truck crashed into a train trestle outside of Hillsboro on Monday morning, damaging the railroad tracks and prompting deputies to close a road, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.

The trestle located on NW Helvetia Road has a marked height clearance of 10 feet and 10 inches.

Deputies were called out about 11:30 a.m. after learning that the 2000 Mac truck had failed to lower its dump bed and ran into the trestle.

The driver suffered some minor injuries in the crash. He was later cited for violating posted use limits, careless driving, and not wearing a seat belt.

The impact damaged the train tracks and pulled the bed off of the dump truck.

A section of the railroad tracks, which is an active route for Portland & Western Railroad, is out of service until the trestle is repaired.

Helvetia Road is closed from Grossen Drive to Dierdorff Road as a safety precaution, the sheriff's office said.

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