The Last: 3 injured in hit-and-crash in the center of Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Latest on the hit-and-run crash in Portland, Oregon (all times are local):

12:10 pm

Portland State University student Cat Caputo was talking with a friend by the light-rail station when she heard a commotion and turned around.

She says that she saw two women lying on the sidewalk, and another leaning against a brick wall.

Others shouted that a car had jumped the curb, struck the women and hastened away. Caputo says one of the women had a huge bruise on her back and screaming when the ambulance hit it.

Caputo, she says, was shaken, because she was late and might have been hit himself otherwise.

More than an hour after the incident, a green sweater, a pair of sneakers, a pink slipper and a black bike gloves lay scattered on the pavement in the vicinity of a small spatter of blood.


11:20 pm

Police say three women injured in a hit-and-run crash near Portland State University.

Portland police Sgt. Chris Burley say the vehicle hit the women while they were on a sidewalk Friday morning and left the scene. He says two women suffered life-threatening injuries.

Burley says that the police are still looking for the driver. He has not provide a description of the vehicle, but witnesses have described as a blue SUV.

He refused to say whether investigators believe the driver intended to hit the pedestrian.


10:55 pm

The authorities say that nurses are more likely to “multiple patients” after a hit-and-run driver struck pedestrians in the centre of Portland.

Portland Fire and rescue says the crash happened Friday morning in the vicinity of Portland State University.

The police have not said how many people are affected, or a description of the extent of their injuries.

Chris Tinnin, who works at Portland State, tells The Oregonian/OregonLive, he saw at least two women on the ground.

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