North Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to the accident at SW 48th Street and Highway 101 and upon seeing the severity, called for their Heavy Rescue Technical Operations vehicle.
“We’re going to need extrication tools,” a rescuer said over radio.
One person in the minivan was taken by ambulance to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. The other occupant was taken to Taft High School’s “Mesa” field, where a Life Flight helicopter touched down, loaded the patient and flew off in an easterly direction. The condition of both crash victims is unknown at this time.
The driver of the semi appeared uninjured and was observed walking around the scene of the accident and talking on his phone.
Southbound Highway 101 traffic was stopped until a detour was set up on SW Fleet Avenue.
Lincoln City Police assisted with the crash and Car Care towed the minivan.