Police: 8 taken to the hospital after crash, van fire in North Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. – Eight people were taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon following a car crash on North Columbia Boulevard in Portland.
All of those injured in the crash are expected to survive.
Initial reports say a Ford van collided with a Hyundai Sonata just before 4:30 p.m. in the 9500 block of Columbia Boulevard, near Chimney Park. It appears the van was a worker transportation vehicle, police said.
The van caught fire after the crash; Portland Fire & Rescue managed to get the flames under control.
In total, eight people were involved in the crash. Four of them suffered traumatic injuries.
The road was shut down for a couple hours for cleanup.