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Both the officer and the driver of an SUV that hit the patrol vehicle are hospitalized with serious injuries.

KOIN 6 NEWS - The patrol vehicle that was hot on I-205Two people, including a police officer, were sent to the hospital early Tuesday morning after a crash at a construction site on northbound I-205.

Portland police said the collision happened around 12:20 a.m., south of Division Street.

According to preliminary information, the officer was in a patrol vehicle working a static detail at a construction site when a dark-colored SUV hit the vehicle from behind — pinning the officer inside their car.

The officer was extracted and taken to the hospital where they're in serious, but not life-threatening condition.

Officials said the woman driving the SUV was also transported with serious injuries.

Northbound I-205 at Powell Boulevard was closed as authorities investigated, however, traffic was slowly starting to get through around 5 a.m.

Anyone with information about this crash is encouraged to call the non-emergency dispatch at 503-823-3333.

KOIN 6 News is a news partner of the Portland Tribune.

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