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Motorist Seriously Hurt after Driving Vintage Vehicle over Embankment in Hugo

A motorist was seriously injured at the beginning of the weekend when they drove a vintage vehicle over an embankment in the Hugo area.

Rural Metro Fire Department and American Medical Response were dispatched to the single-vehicle accident on private property in the 1400-block of Three Pines Road on Friday at 5:54 p.m..

Rural Metro officials said arriving units found a 1948 Austin A40 pickup around 50 feet down an embankment and against a tree. Preliminary information indicates someone drove the vehicle out of a garage on the property before losing control.

Officials said the unidentified driver sustained serious injuries and was extricated from the vintage truck, which was heavily damaged. The patient was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center.

The Josephine County Sheriff's Office was investigating the cause of the mishap.
Posted on 5/6/24 6:29AM by Sam Marsh