Van with five people inside flips over in Beaverton

Van with five people inside flips over in Beaverton
Photo courtesy of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue.

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Several people suffered minor injuries Tuesday afternoon as an SUV filled with five people -- including a two-year-old child -- crashed and flipped up onto a Beaverton sidewalk.

The crash, which involved another vehicle, happened just before 1:45 p.m., police said, on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway in the westbound lane at the northbound egress to Highway 217.

When police arrived, they learned that there were five people inside the SUV, including the two-year-old. The SUV was on its top on the sidewalk with three people still inside.

Several of the people were able to get out of the vehicle before members of the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue extricated the remaining occupants from the SUV.

Officials said the injuries appear to be minor and six people in all were taken to Providence St. Vincent Hospital, OHSU and Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center.

"We train for crashes like this often," said TVF&R Public Information Officer Brian Barker. "Fortunately, wrecks involving this many patients are rare, but we're trained and ready to bring the necessary resources to bear when these incidents do happen."

This crash is currently under investigation and the cause is unknown.

Expect delays in the area through the afternoon.