NORTHPLAINS, Oregon - July 12, 2018 – A 23-year-old man crashed his car into a North Plains storefront and struck an employee.
On Thursday, at about 7 PM, two North Plains cops were at an ARCO station, located at 9560 NW Glencoe Road, when they observed a vehicle turn into the parking lot at a high rate of speed.
It was a black 1974 Ford F-350 pickup that nearly struck a local police officer then crashed into the storefront. An employee who was outside, was hit by the car. North Plains officers detained the driver, a 23-year-old male, and a 20-year-old female passenger.
The driver told deputies he knew the brakes on his vehicle were faulty but admitted he had neglected to replace them.
Investigators believe impairment was likely a factor in this crash. Deputies will investigate further then send the case to the Washington County District Attorney's Office for review.
The employee who was struck, a 19-year-old male, suffered a broken ankle, concussion, and multiple lacerations. He was transported to a local hospital by Metro West Ambulance. [read more]
Video and photos from the crash can be accessed here.
Impairment and vehicle maintenance neglect are believed to be factors in the crash.