BEND, OR -- A car accident on Deschutes Market Road, Christmas morning, led to minor injuries and scattered presents across the road. The Sheriff's Office responded to the scene just after 9 a.m., Tuesday, and found a mini-van on its top, down a 30' embankment. Investigators believe the driver lost control on the icy road, while on the way to a relative's house.
Everyone was out of the car, with the parents trying to keep their three children warm. While medics evaluated the family, deputies and Bend firefighters gathered up the gifts and loaded them into a patrol vehicle.
The five people were picked up by family and deputies later delivered the presents to the relative's home, in time for their Christmas celebration.