3 hurt as Hillsboro Police SUV collides with pickup in intersection
HILLSBORO, Ore. – Three people were taken to the hospital after a crash between a pickup and a Hillsboro Police vehicle on Sunday afternoon, emergency responders said.
The crash happened about 3:20 p.m. near the intersection of NE Evergreen Parkway and 185th Avenue.
The driver of the pickup and a Hillsboro PD officer and cadet suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash.
Initial reports state that the officer driving the SUV was heading to a call with its lights and siren on when they were hit by a driver heading south in a Dodge Ram pickup truck.
A cadet was in the passenger seat of the car. He had to be extricated from the vehicle by Hillsboro Fire and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue.
"They're both alert and talking but they were definitely injured enough to the point where they both had to be taken to the hospital," said Sgt. Eric Bunday with Hillsboro Police.
According to the Hillsboro Police website, cadets are "volunteers between the ages of 15 and 20 who have an interest in law enforcement." Officials said cadets wear uniform and have several tasks, including ride-alongs to shadow officers on patrol.
185th Avenue was closed near the intersection while first responders handled the collision. Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating the crash.
Officials are withholding the names of those involved in the crash at this time.