Three injured in 3-vehicle crash into Redmond house
May 07,2008 00:00 by Cheryl McDermott

REDMOND, Ore. – Three drivers escaped with only minor injuries in a collision in southwest Redmond, Oregon, Tuesday afternoon, but the two occupants of a nearby home were unharmed after one of the involved vehicles crashed through a fence and into the side of the residence, police reported. A Troutdale woman was cited for failing to obey a traffic control device.

According to a news release prepared by Redmond Police Lt. Brian McNaughton, the accident at the intersection of SW 23rd Street and SW Quartz was reported about 1 p.m., May 6.

Heather A. Shaw, 25, of Redmond, was traveling north on SW 23rd Street in a 2005 Kia Optima. As her car entered the intersection, it was struck by a 1998 Chevrolet van operated by Eileen J. Zitek, 55, of Troutdale, the lieutenant said.

Shaw’s car careened into a 2002 GMC Yukon that was at the northeast corner of the intersection, then continued northeast through a front yard fence and into the side of a residence at 1852 SW 23rd Street, the news release stated.

Two people home at the time were uninjured, McNaughton said.

Shaw was transported to St. Charles Medical Center (SCMC) in Redmond by family and friends for treatment of minor injuries, as was Tracey M. Rollins, 27, of Redmond. Rollins was the driver of the GMC Yukon sports utility vehicle.

Zitek was transported to SCMC by ambulance with reportedly minor injuries and was cited for disobeying a traffic control device, the lieutenant reported.