A surprisingly violent month in Inner Southeast included at least two pedestrian hit-and-run cases

DAVID F. ASHTON - R.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses was closed at Henderson Street while officers gathered evidence in this hit-and-run accident that badly injured a pedestrian. East Precinct officers were kept busy on Friday night, April 29 — with shootings, riots, and wrecks.

One of the crashes was logged at 11:59 p.m., when police were dispatched to the report of pedestrian being struck by a car at S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses and Henderson Street, in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. Emergency medical first responders arrived too -- including Lents Fire Station's Engine 11 paramedics, and an ambulance.

Officers found an adult male, who had to be medically stabilized before being rushed off to a local hospital with what officials called "life-threatening" injuries.

What wasn't at the scene was the car that witnesses said at first slowed after the hitting the man, and then sped away southbound on 82nd Avenue.

The PPB's Traffic Investigations Unit is actively working this case, and asks that if you have information about this crash, and the vehicle and/or driver involved, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. — to the attention of the Traffic Investigations Unit — and reference case number 22-113910, or call 503/823-2103.

So far, there has been no further report on the injured pedestrian in this case.

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