A Portland police sergeant was treated and released from the hospital after a hit-and-run driver struck his patrol SUV, which had been stopped at a red light Saturday night.
Police say the sergeant had been waiting in the fully marked police vehicle at North Vancouver Avenue and Fremont Street when a Chevrolet Impala slammed into the SUV from behind at about 11:40 p.m. The scene of the crash is a few blocks north of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.
The sergeant used his radio to contact a dispatcher, saying he could see the male driver running from the crash scene. The driver left his damaged car behind.
Police say a passenger in the Chevy wasn’t injured.
Police describe the officer’s injuries as minor. Police are continuing to investigate.
— Aimee Green; firstname.lastname@example.org; @o_aimee
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