Driver left dangling after truck goes over edge of Ore. overpass
BEAVERTON, Ore. - A truck ended up dangling off an overpass in Beaverton on Saturday, trapping the driver in a precarious position.
The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. on the Denney Road overpass along Highway 217.
When police arrived at the scene, the driver was still inside the truck.
A Technical Rescue Team from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue was called there as well and secured the truck to a fire engine to keep it from falling. They then used a fire engine basket to get the driver to safety.
The driver was later identified as 38-year-old Matthew Alan Hamilton of Beaverton. He was taken to a local hospital to get checked out - police said injuries he suffered in the crash did not appear to be life threatening.
Police believe alcohol played a role in what happened. The truck was the only vehicle involved.