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Pickup driver dangles from overpass after crash

Bucket on aerial used to rescue the driver

The Associated Press

BEAVERTON, Ore. — A 38-year-old Beaverton driver dangled from a bridge several feet above Highway 217 for nearly an hour after his pickup truck crashed through a guard rail.

Matthew Alan Hamilton was hospitalized Saturday afternoon after firefighters plucked him from the hanging truck using a ladder with a basket.

Beaverton police say he was arrested for DUI and would be taken to jail when he leaves the hospital. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

The crash shut down part of the busy roadway for several hours until the truck could be removed with a large crane.

The Oregonian reports that the wheels of the truck caught on part of the overpass and apparently kept it from falling.

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There was no immediate word on how the crash occurred.






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