In The USA: Portland Police Detain Driver Who Crashed Into Six People!

Published January 26th, 2021 - 09:54 GMT
Federal officers deploy tear gas and less-lethal munitions while dispersing a crowd of about a thousand protesters in front of the Mark O. Hatfield US Courthouse in Portland, Oregon. Picture: AFP
Federal officers deploy tear gas and less-lethal munitions while dispersing a crowd of about a thousand protesters in front of the Mark O. Hatfield US Courthouse in Portland, Oregon. Picture: AFP

Police officers in Oregon have arrested a motorist accused of striking at least six people, including one fatally, with their car over a span of dozens of Portland city blocks, authorities said.

Portland Fire and Rescue said Monday that six pedestrians were struck by the car, including two adults who sustained minor injuries, and one adult who was transported to the hospital in critical condition but later died.

The Portland Police Bureau said in a statement it was notified of a hit and run at about 1 p.m. and as officers were responding, other calls of pedestrians being hit by a car came in.

The suspect was arrested after the driver crashed their vehicle and was restrained while attempting to flee the scene on foot by witnesses, police said.


"We do have information that he was in the street and up on sidewalks, but it's very preliminary right now for me to go any further about what he was doing, what his intentions were," Portland Police Officer Derek Carmon told reporters during a press briefing.

The identify of the suspect, who was being processed, was not released.

"The crime scene is very large and spans dozens of city blocks," the statement said. "Investigators from the Traffic Division and detectives are on scene to assist with the investigation."

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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