Amazing: No injures in Lents ‘roll-over car wreck’

When you see the car, you, too, might be amazed that no one went to the hospital after this outer East Portland smashup …

In the Lents neighborhood, SE 92nd Avenue is closed to traffic while police look into this single-car (and parked boat) accident.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

Both Portland Police Bureau (PPB) and Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) crews were dispatched to the intersection of SE 92nd Avenue at SE Henry Street on August 18 at 3:15 p.m. to investigate a roll-over crash.

Neighbors, playing in their front yard of their Lents neighborhood home with their kids, said they were astonished to hear a “bang”, causing them to look up.

“It’s not often that one sees a car flying through the air and rolling onto its top,” neighbor Beau Williams told East Portland News.

For some reason, the driver of a late model Toyota sedan clipped this boat trailer, parked alongside the street.

PF&R firefighter/paramedics from the Lents Station 11, just up the street, arrived in less two minutes, and quickly determined there were no substantial injuries needing treatment. An ambulance was quickly waved off.

East Precinct officers closed SE 92nd Avenue, between Duke and Tolman Streets to investigate the smashup. An officer explained, “It appears that just south of the intersection with the stub of SE Henry Street, a northbound Toyota Corolla LE struck a boat on a trailer that was parked at the curb.

This Toyota Corolla LE sustained substantial damages after rolling over, onto its top.

“That impact caused the car to flip and roll over onto its top,” the officer said, and confirmed that no one required hospitalization due to injuries.

The car obviously sustained substantial damage from the roll-over wreck – and it’s unlikely the boat owner will be going boating until the trailer and watercraft are repaired.

It was unclear if any traffic citation would be issued. “It’s under investigation,” the officer told us.

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