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RFD Rescues Three Drivers In Four Days

REDMOND, OR -- For the third time in four days, Redmond Fire crews had to extricate a driver trapped in a vehicle, Friday morning (above). The crash occurred on Northwest Way, near NW Euston Lane, at about 7:15 a.m. Authorities say the vehicle rolled several times and hit a juniper tree. Firefighters stabilized the vehicle, removed the roof and freed the driver, who was the sole occupant. The victim was flown by Life Flight to St. Charles Bend.


Thursday afternoon, crews responded to Highway 126, a couple miles east of Redmond. In that case, they were also forced to remove the vehicle's roof to get the driver out (below). That person was taken by ground ambulance to St. Charles Redmond.


On Tuesday, a 75-year-old woman reportedly pulled out in front of an oncoming vehicle on Veterans Way, causing a T-bone crash. Both drivers suffered only minor injuries, but Redmond firefighters had to use a hydraulic rescue tool to get one driver out.


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