- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Rocks, mud and debris broke loose from a hillside and tumbled onto a Salem roadway before dawn Tuesday, and shortly afterward a woman crashed her car into the debris.

The car rolled. But authorities say the driver was sent to the hospital with minor injuries and quickly released.

KGW-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1uVo3wX ) that landslides occur every few years along the stretch of South River Road, but this was the first injury.

City officials say a concrete retaining wall is on their budget agenda to contain slides, but it will be a costly project, running into millions of dollars.

The driver wasn’t immediately identified.

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Information from: KGW-TV, https://www.kgw.com/


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