Ore. state senator Betsy Johnson hurt in SUV crash

SCAPPOOSE, Ore. (AP) Oregon state Sen. Betsy Johnson was injured in a traffic accident on her way to the legislative session under way in Salem.

She was hurt Monday morning in a low-speed collision and was being treated for hip and leg injuries, according to a spokeswoman at Johnson's office.

Johnson told the Daily Astorian from the hospital that she tried to get out of her SUV to help the other driver and realized she couldn't put any weight on her leg.

The accident happened after she left her home in Scappoose. She said her air bags did not deploy.

When asked how Johnson was doing, legislative assistant Whitney Padilla said "she wishes she was down in Salem voting, that's for sure."