Woman escapes before crashed car catches fire

Woman escapes before crashed car catches fire
Photo by Beaverton Police.

BEAVERTON, Ore. – A woman crashed her car and escaped before it caught fire off Highway 26 in Beaverton Wednesday afternoon.

Police cited 28-year-old Evette Washington for DUII, driving with a suspended license and reckless driving.

Washington was driving from Highway 26 to Highway 217 when she crashed her car into a median at 2 p.m. The car went off the road and stopped near a MAX train tunnel at the Sunset transit station.

Washington got out of her car before it caught fire. She was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

TriMet said a MAX train was not involved in the crash. Police asked TriMet to temporarily stop MAX traffic in the area as a precaution.