WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - Emergency crews responded to a three-vehicle crash where one of the vehicles became airborne and struck a retirement community building in Washington County Wednesday night.
The crash happened near Regency Park, an assisted living facility located at 8300 Southwest Barnes Road.
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said one of the vehicles flew through the air and struck the side of a building, about 10 feet up.
TVF&R said the driver was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated. The driver was then rushed to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
One neighbor told FOX 12 that a dog that was inside the vehicle had died in the crash.
"We got to the car and the man was unconscious, and unfortunately there was a dog that didn't make it," said Nolan Clark.
No residents in the building were injured.
Neighbors who rushed to help could see an elderly woman through the hole left by the crash.
"She looked like she was just totally beside herself," said Clark.
FOX 12 has learned that the other drivers were not injured in the crash.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office said that speed is believed to be a factor.
Southwest Barnes was closed between SW 82nd and SW 84th while crews were on scene.
BPM Senior Living, the company that manages Regency Park, released a statement following the crash saying, "Our first priority was the safety of our residents and staff and we are so thankful that none of them were injured in this incident. The damage to our building can be repaired, our concern now lies with the driver of the car who we have been told suffered life-threatening injuries."
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