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August 5, 2011

Van driver critical after Ore. ambulance crash

Associated Press

BEAVERTON, Ore. — A collision near Beaverton, Ore., involving a minivan and an ambulance has left the van driver hospitalized in critical condition. However, the ambulance paramedics and their 90-year-old patient fared much better.

Washington County sheriff's Sgt. David Thompson says 51-year-old Beth Caulfield of Beaverton was reported in critical condition Thursday night at a Portland-area hospital.

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He says two Newberg Fire Department firefighter-paramedics were treated at a hospital and released after the Thursday afternoon crash. Thompson says 90-year-old Mary Schollenberg was being transported in the ambulance for a broken hip. She did not suffer any major injuries from the crash.