Oregon Crews Extricate School Bus Driver After Crash

Hillsboro firefighters extricated a school bus driver following wreck with a tractor-trailer carrying a large crane Thursday morning.

The wreck occurred on the NW Glencoe Road and Evergreen Parkway around 8:30 a.m. and there were no students aboard the Hillsborough School District bus at the time of the crash, according to a new release.

Crews found the tip of the crane embedded in the driver's side of the bus. Officials said the bus was on two wheels at a 30-degree angle, which blocked the doors from opening.

Good Samaritans entered the bus through the emergency exits to aid the driver and arriving firefighter/paramedics entered the bus while crews deployed stabilization jacks to ensure the vehicle would not roll over.

It took about 20 minutes to extricate the driver before he was transported by Metro West Ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Trauma Center.

Officials said the driver's injuries were not life-threatening.

The Hillsboro Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff's Office are investigating the crash.