Woman Rescued after Car Plunges into Portland Harbor

The fire department happened to be training a short distance from where the accident occurred, and was able to get there quickly


 
 

Craig Lyons, The Portland Daily Sun | | Tuesday, October 2, 2012


PORTLAND, Ore. -- Quick reaction time from a group of passersby and emergency personnel kept an incident where a woman accidentally drove into Portland Harbor from ending in tragedy.

An 84-year-old Portland woman — whose name hasn't been released — lost control of her car driving down India Street Friday afternoon and went careening into the water. She was pulled from the car by a group of Good Samaritans and emergency personnel who jumped into the bay to help her. The driver was taken to the hospital and treated for injuries she suffered during the crash.

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