Oregon state Sen. Betsy Johnson has been injured in a traffic accident on her way to the legislative session under way in Salem. Reports indicate that she was hurt Monday morning in a low-speed collision and was being treated for hip and leg injuries.
She is quoted as having said from the hospital that she tried to get out of her SUV to help the other driver and realized she couldn't put any weight on her leg. The accident happened after she left her home in Scappoose. She said her air bags did not deploy.