Pregnant mom, kids rescued after crash into ravine

Pregnant mom, kids rescued after crash into ravine

Credit: Clark County Fire and Rescue

Pregnant mom, kids rescued after crash into ravine

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on August 4, 2012 at 2:24 PM

PORTLAND -- A pregnant woman was extricated from her vehicle after it crashed into a ravine Friday. Witnesses had pulled her two children from the vehicle by the time fire crews arrived.

Clark County firefighters were called just after 7 p.m. to the report of a crash near 24414 NE Westerholm Road, according to Battalion Chief Jeff Stewart.

A vehicle had gone off the road and about 75 feet down into the ravine, and was resting on its side, Stewart said.

The driver was still in the vehicle, but bystanders had extricated her children, ages 3 and 5.

"The driver was pregnant and was unable to self extricate," Stewart said. "The vehicle's rear window was removed to gain access to the driver. The top of the vehicle was partially removed to get the driver out."

She was pulled up the embankment on a stretcher and put into an awaiting ambulance. She and her children were taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center.

Their conditions were not released.

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