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The Latest: the Police identify the man after the hit-and-run crash

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

10:36 pm

A man is accused of crashing into three women in a downtown Portland, Oregon, sidewalk and then leaving the scene identified.

Sixty-one-year-old Greg Phillip Porter was arrested within a few hours after the crash. He is being held at the Multnomah County jail on various counts, including three counts each of attempted murder and assault.

Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson said police have not determined a motive.

Simpson says someone called 911 after spotting a blue sport utility vehicle that meet the description of the car.

The crash happened Friday morning in the vicinity of Portland State University. Two of the three women were seriously injured.

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1:25 pm

The police arrested a driver accused of crashing into three women on a downtown Portland sidewalk and then leaving the scene.

Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says someone called 911 after spotting a blue sport utility vehicle that meet the description of the car.

Simpson said that the police have not yet determined a motive and know very little about the man. The authorities are getting a search warrant so they can seize the car as evidence.

The crash happened Friday morning in the vicinity of Portland State University. Two of the three women were seriously injured.

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1:05 pm

The police says that they have found the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash in downtown Portland that injured three people walk on a sidewalk.

The announcement Friday came shortly after the police said they were looking for a blue 2005 Mazda Tribute with grey bumpers.

Images from news helicopters Friday shows officials of the arrest of a man of that type of vehicle. The car has significant damage to the front-end. The police have not yet confirmed if he is the suspect.

Two women were seriously injured in the crash.

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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.

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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.

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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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