A bald eagle that was rescued after being struck by a car on Interstate 84 Wednesday was in guarded condition with a broken leg and spinal trauma, the Audubon Society of Portland said.
Some drivers flagged down a fire truck on I-84, near Northeast 102nd Avenue on Wednesday afternoon to alert firefighters that the injured bird was lying on the shoulder of the road, according to Lt. Rich Chatman of Portland Fire & Rescue.
Traffic was stopped for the rescue.
Chatman said animal control officers picked up the bird, a male bald eagle with an 8-foot wingspan, and took it to the Audubon Society for evaluation.
The Audubon Society said their veterinarian will re-evaluate the bird Thursday morning, and if the eagle is stable, he will be taken for a CT scan at a local clinic to help determine the extent of its back injuries.