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Pregnant Woman Survives Crash with Semi-Truck on Highway 224 in Clackamas County
04/25/2008
Senior Trooper Jason Lindland
Oregon State Police- Portland
(503) 731-3020
 
OR
 
Sergeant Dale Young
Oregon State Police-Salem
Office: (503) 934-0313
PIO Pager: (503) 323-3195
 

A pregnant Gladstone woman was taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital by air ambulance after a collision with a semi-truck on Highway 224 at Pheasant Court this morning.
 
At about 3:50am this morning 55-year old Paul Eastridge of Grants Pass was attempting to make a left turn onto eastbound Highway 224 from Pheasant Court when his 2005 Peterbilt truck was struck in the intersection by a westbound 2003 Jeep Liberty driven by 22-year old Courtney Corbett of Gladstone. The Jeep became stuck under the semi and had to be removed by emergency responders. Corbett, who was reportedly in the third trimester of pregnancy, was unconscious and entrapped in the vehicle, taking emergency responders approximately 45-minutes to extricate her. She was taken by Life Flight air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland where she remains in very serious condition. Her baby was delivered sometime this morning and is reported to be doing well. Eastridge was not injured in the crash.
 
Highway 224 was closed in both directions for approximately 2.5 hours due to the crash. Approximately 50-gallons of diesel fuel from the semi-truck was spilled onto the highway. A detour was established between Webster Rd and Johnson Rd.
 
Troopers believe that Corbett's Jeep Liberty may have run a red light, but they are still investigating. Oregon Department of Transportation, Clackamas County Fire Department, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, AMR Ambulance, and Life Flight all assisted at the scene.