Police: 3 injured after intoxicated driver strikes Ore. ambulance

Two AMR paramedics were among the injured


Jim Ryan
oregonlive.com

PORTLAND, Ore. — An intoxicated driver crashed into an ambulance early Saturday in Portland, wounding himself and two paramedics, police say.

Portland police said Lacorius M. Jenkins, 18, hit the American Medical Response ambulance at East Burnside Street and Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard.

Portland police say an intoxicated driver struck an American Medical Response ambulance early Saturday morning. The crash left three injured.
Portland police say an intoxicated driver struck an American Medical Response ambulance early Saturday morning. The crash left three injured. (Photo/Portland Police Bureau via MCT)

Jenkins was unconscious and pinned in his Subaru, police said, and authorities extricated him from his car. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The two paramedics in the ambulance were conscious but hurt, according to police. They were also taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that didn’t threaten their lives.

The paramedics weren’t responding to an emergency call at the time of the crash, police said, and the ambulance’s lights and sirens were not activated. No patients were in the ambulance.

Jenkins is suspected of driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving, police said.

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