Driver left dangling after truck goes over edge of Ore. overpass

Driver left dangling after truck goes over edge of Ore. overpass
Photo courtesy of the Beaverton Police Department.

BEAVERTON, Ore. - A truck ended up dangling off an overpass in Beaverton on Saturday, trapping the driver in a precarious position.

The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. on the Denney Road overpass along Highway 217.

When police arrived at the scene, the driver was still inside the truck.

A Technical Rescue Team from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue was called there as well and secured the truck to a fire engine to keep it from falling. They then used a fire engine basket to get the driver to safety.

The driver was later identified as 38-year-old Matthew Alan Hamilton of Beaverton. He was taken to a local hospital to get checked out - police said injuries he suffered in the crash did not appear to be life threatening.

Police believe alcohol played a role in what happened. The truck was the only vehicle involved.