Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes into Tree

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – An apparent drunk driving crash landed one man in the hospital.

The accident happened a little after 8 p.m. Wednesday, near the intersection of Centennial and Anderson.

Paramedics tended to the passenger at the scene before taking him to the hospital.

Police say the driver was drunk and speeding. That’s when the truck he was driving went over a small embankment and hit a tree.

“When we got here the driver was out walking around and the passenger was on the sidewalk on his back, said Sgt. Pete Kirkpatrick with the Springfield Police Department. “Residents heard the accident and told him to stay down until the medics got there.”

The passenger went to the hospital with neck and back injuries. The driver appeared to be okay.

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