May 19, 2019 03:30
On May 19, 2019 at 1:55 A.M., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of an assault on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard north of Southeast Tacoma Street in the Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood. At 2:23 A.M., while the officers were outside of their patrol vehicle, a vehicle traveling northbound on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard crashed into the back of the patrol vehicle. The impact sent the police vehicle forward, hitting two officers. Both officers and the driver of the involved vehicle were transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The Portland Police Traffic Division is responding to assume the crash investigation. Northbound McLoughlin Boulevard is closed between Southeast Tacoma Street and Southeast Bybee Boulevard while that investigation proceeds.