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CHS student is victim of a hit-and-run driver

Just after lunchtime on April 28, 14-year-old Vicktorya Courtney was struck down in the crosswalk by a car as she was crossing S.E. Powell Boulevard at 26th Avenue, right in front of Cleveland High.

“She told police that the driver who struck her stopped down the street, and motioned for the victim to come to her,” said Portland Police Bureau Public Information Officer Sgt. Pete Simpson.

by: COURTESY OF KOIN LOCAL 6 NEWS - A driver left this Cleveland High student, Vicktorya Courtney, lying in the middle of S.E. Powell Boulevard after running her down in front of the school.“But the victim was unable to get up or move. So the driver got back into her car and drove away, westbound on Powell,” Simpson added.

Courtney, a CHS student, was taken to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, where she was treated for injuries.

At the hospital, Courtney spoke with reporters. About the driver, she said, “I just want her to know that it could have been more serious than it was.” Of course, it’s pretty serious for the driver, who – by leaving the scene – committed a serious felony.

The driver who hit and then left a young woman lying in the street is described as a white female in her 40s, 5'3" to 5'4" tall, wearing dress slacks, a purple shirt with silver sequins, and black and silver hair. The gold SUV she was driving may have been a Lexus.

Anyone with information about this criminal hit-and-run case should call the police non-emergency line at 503/823-3333, or e-mail tips to: HYPERLINK "mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..