Portland police officer injured in I-205 crash
Two 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.
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