A Terrebonne woman escaped serious injuries Wednesday when she lost control of her SUV and it left Highway 97 in Redmond and crashed into a mobile home and tree, destroying the home but injuring no one inside, Oregon State Police said.
Shortly after 9 a.m., a Ford Explorer driven by Alaine Rosenau, 58, was heading south in the left (fast) lane of Highway 97 near Southwest Xero Avenue when she went to change lanes and lost control, troopers said. The SUV left the road and slammed into a manufactured home in the Desert Terrace Mobile Estates.
OSP Sgt. David MacKenzie said the homeowner was in the kitchen when he saw the car crashing into his living room.
“All the room’s furnishings were scattered throughout the house,” MacKenzie said. “The floor is buckled, so yeah — it’s done.” He said the driver’s insurance company was contacting the homeowners’ insurer to make arrangements for them to have a place to stay.
Rosenau was taken by ambulance to St. Charles Redmond for treatment of minor injuries, troopers said, adding that medical issues may have been a contributing factor. Trac Towing removed the car, which ended up about 30 yards west of the highway.