Sheriff's deputy seriously injured after crashing car

Sheriff's deputy seriously injured after crashing car
The scene Friday night. (KATU News photo)

FAIRVIEW, Ore. - A Multnomah County sheriff's deputy sergeant suffered serious injuries Friday night after losing control of his car on wet pavement while responding to a call in Troutdale.

According to Lt. Steve Alexander with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, the sergeant was responding to a report of a fight with weapons and was driving with his lights and sirens on when he crashed into a tree and a fence at about 8:30 near 223rd and Halsey.

Alexander said the deputy spun out of control because the road was wet.

The sergeant was hurt in the crash, but was able to call for help. He had to be extricated from his car with the help of the Gresham Fire Department.

He was taken to a local hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.