Six teens injured in rollover crash in Clackamas County
CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. - Six teens were injured in a rollover crash in Clackamas County on Sunday evening.
It happened on South Family Camp Road, south of Molalla, at around 7:20 p.m.
The driver, 18-year-old Tashne West of Mulino, told deputies she was driving her family's 1993 Ford Bronco with five friends inside when the vehicle began accelerating on its own, according to Sgt. Paul Coleman with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. West was not able to slow the Bronco down by using the brakes, she told deputies.
West pulled off to the side of a gravel road, which caused the vehicle to crash and roll several times, Coleman said in a news release.
None of the six people in the Bronco was wearing seat belts during the crash, Coleman said. Two of the passengers were thrown from the vehicle.
A 17-year-old boy told authorities that the vehicle rolled over his hip and arm. Another 17-year-old boy said the vehicle came to rest on top of his knee, but his friends were able to free him.
Two passengers were taken to a hospital by LifeFlight helicopter. The other four were taken to hospitals by ambulance. All of the occupants were conscious and breathing after the crash.
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, Coleman said.