Car wreck shuts down SE 92nd Avenue

See why this single-car Lents neighborhood wreck caused concern for a nearby homeowner …

The driver of this wrecked Honda Civic tells police that a vehicle cut her off, causing her to swerve off the road.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

“Not again!” exclaimed De Truong, owner of a house in the Lents neighborhood on the corner of SE 92nd Avenue and Duke Street. A car was up on the sidewalk in front of her house on December 31, at 1:09 p.m.

“I don’t know why, but people keep crashing here,” Truong told East Portland News, as she watched a flatbed wrecker pull a late-model silver Honda Civic Coupe from where it had stopped on her sidewalk.

The underside of the vehicle scraped loudly against the curbing, as the front wheels dropped into the bio-swale “ditch” alongside SE 92nd Avenue while the tow cables dragged the damaged car.

While it looks as if this car will need substantial repair, no one was injured in the crash, officials say.

“Just before Christmas, a car came through the fence, and we just replaced it,” Truong said. “It happened again last summer. A good thing: This one didn’t hit my fence again.”

A Portland Police Bureau East Precinct Division officer said the Honda was southbound on SE 92nd Avenue. As it neared the Duke Street intersection, a vehicle turned in front of the car said the driver, causing her to swerve and crash off the street.

“There were no injuries involved with this accident,” the officer said.

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