Portland police sergeant injured in hit-and-run crash
The Portland Police Bureau said a North Precinct sergeant was injured late Saturday after being rear-ended in a patrol vehicle.
The name of the sergeant was not immediately released. He was treated for his injuries at an area hospital and discharged.
The driver of the other vehicle ran away and is still at large. He is described as a heavyset Black man who had been wearing a hooded, red sweatshirt.
According to police, at around 11:40 p.m. Nov. 14, a Chevy Impala collided with a fully marked police SUV that was waiting at a red light at the intersection of North Vancouver Avenue and Fremont Street. As the sergeant was notifying dispatch of the incident, he saw the driver of the Impala run from the scene.
Additional officers were called in to search for the suspect, but he was not located. A female passenger who had been in the Impala was not injured in the collision, according to police.
The investigation is ongoing.
You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.