Fire crews respond to car crash at fire station

Fire crews respond to car crash at fire station
Photo courtesy Springfield Police

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Firefighters responded to a car crash in their station parking lot late Wednesday night.

Springfield Police said Shanda Lynn Cline, 29, of Springfield was driving a car eastbound on Centennial Boulevard around 11:25 p.m. when she sped through the intersection at 28th Avenue, Springfield Police said.

The car crashed through a fence, hit a trash bin and two fire department equipment trailers before coming to a halt after crashing into a car used for training by firefighters, police said.

Cline initially told officers she was the passenger in the car, and that the driver fled, police said.

Police searched for the driver until an officer determined Cline more than likely had been behind the wheel at the time of the crash.

Police arrested Cline on charges of DUII, Reckless Driving and Hit & Run.

She also faces a charge of Obstructing Governmental Administration. Police said the story about the driver running from the crash used up police resources as officers tried to find the alleged driver, whom they believed would be injured based on the severity of the crash.

While police believe Cline was the driver, officers are uncertain whether or not there was a passenger was in the vehicle.
 
If so, the Springfield Police Department urges them to seek medical treatment and to contact the Springfield Police Department.

If anyone has additional information or witnessed the incident, they are asked to call the Springfield Police Department at (541) 726-3714 and speak with Officer Matt Thompsen.