Car crashes on MAX tracks; 2nd time in 2 days

Car crashes on MAX tracks; 2nd time in 2 days

Car crashes on MAX tracks; 2nd time in 2 days

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by KGW Staff

KREM.com

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 4:17 PM

PORTLAND -- A van crashed onto the MAX train tracks in North Portland Thursday and one person was injured, authorities said.

The incident occurred just before 12:30 p.m., near the intersection of North Interstate Avenue and Argyle Street.

Witnesses said a woman was hurt when she tried to jump out of the van while it was still moving. The woman, later identified as Angelinna Logan, 20, was rushed to Legacy Emanuel Hospital by ambulance.

The driver, June Brogdon, 31, was not injured and was speaking to police at the scene, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson with the Portland Police Bureau. She told investigators that she was arguing with Logan and got distracted and that's why she drove onto the tracks. She was cited for reckless driving and driving without insurance.

The MAX Yellow Line was shut down for about two hours following the incident as a tow truck crew worked to remove the van. TriMet officials said service was restored before 2:30 p.m.

Just one day earlier, a BMW driver crashed onto the MAX tracks on the west side, causing major delays.

Police said that driver was speeding over 80 miles an hour when he launched onto the MAX tracks near the Sunset Transit Center early Wednesday morning.  It took crews all days to repair the tracks and overhead wires.

More: Crash on tracks disrupts MAX traffic all day

The driver, 27-year-old Jeff John Roberton, survived the crash and was charged with reckless driving, DUII and first-degree criminal mischief.

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