Victims pried from cars after crash on Hwy 47
NEAR FOREST GROVE, Ore. - Firefighters said they had to cut two people from their vehicles Thursday morning after a head-on crash on Highway 47 on the outskirts of Forest Grove.
Oregon State Police, Forest Grove Police and Forest Grove firefighters responded to the crash scene at about 7:15 a.m. The highway was closed while crews worked at the scene.
According to Twitter posts by Forest Grove Fire, two people, one in each car, had to be cut from the vehicles. Police said a third person was not seriously hurt.
Both injured victims were taken to a trauma center in Portland, Forest Grove Police said. Their names and conditions have not been released.
The cars involved included a 1995 Honda 4-door sedan and a 2004 Ford Focus 4-door sedan. Both were heavily damaged.
The crash took place near Porter Road just north of Forest Grove, according to firefighters. Police said the Ford Focus was northbound on the highway when it went out of control and slid into the path of the Honda.
It is not yet known what may have caused the collision and an investigation is under way. Police said no citations have been issued.