Three teenage girls ejected from Jeep in crash on Hillside Road

Hillside – A Jeep traveling east on Hillside Road near Gentleman Lane crashed into a field just after 5:15 pm today, ejecting three teenage girls, according to Forest Grove Fire & Rescue. One passenger was transported via life flight with life-threatening injuries. The other two passengers were taken to area hospitals by ambulance.

According to Sargent Bob Ray with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle failed to negotiate a turn and ended up traveling 318 feet, rolling over at least once before ending up resting on its side.

A trail of Jeep parts, clothes, and shattered glass was strewn across the fielding, juxtaposed against an otherwise peaceful farm field.

A Sheriff’s Deputy investigates pieces of the Jeep, with clothes and vehicles parts strewn in the foreground (Chas Hundley/Gales Creek Journal).

“Schools out, people need to slow down and be cautious.” said Sargent Ray.

Forest Grove Fire & Rescue praised two off-duty firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue who were first on the scene and provided first aid.

 

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but at this time there are no charges being pressed.

 

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