March 19, 2019 01:40
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 12:20 A.M., East Precinct Officers responded to reports of a loud vehicle crash heard in the area of Northbound I-205, South of Division Street. A witness reported a police vehicle was involved in the crash.
Officers arrived and determined a Portland Police Bureau Officer was involved in the crash and was pinned in. The officer was extracted and transported to an area hospital. The officer is in serious, but not life threatening condition.
The other person involved in the crash, an adult female, was transported to an area hospital as well. The female was also reported to have serious, but not life threatening injuries.
Preliminary information suggests the officer was working a static detail at a construction site when a dark colored SUV hit the officer from behind.
The Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division's Major Crash Team was activated to investigate the crash. Northbound I-205 at Powell Boulevard is closed completely and is expected to remain so for 4-6 hours while this incident is investigated.
Anyone with information about this crash is encouraged to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333. Specifically, anyone who may have witnessed the dark colored SUV driving just prior to the crash, is encouraged to contact police. Information will be updated as it becomes available.
The Portland Police Bureau reminds the public to slow down and move over a lane to allow emergency responders room to safely do their jobs.
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