Three Women Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash in Portland

Three women were injured Friday when they were struck by an SUV while walking on a sidewalk in downtown Portland Friday morning, according to The Oregonian. One woman is reportedly in critical condition at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital, with the others are in serious and fair condition. Portland Police Department tweeted Friday afternoon that they located the blue Mazda Tribute used in the incident, and believe there is no “danger to the community connected with this incident.” A police source told the newspaper that the registered owner of the car was “flagged in the bureau's database as suicidal with mental health issues,” and said police believe the incident was “intentional” based on witness statements. There may have been “a fourth victim who left the scene,” according to law enforcement. The hit-and-run was close to the Portland State University Urban Center, where “university departments,” restaurants, and public transportation stops are located. The newspaper reports that witnesses saw the car “traveling in the transit-only lanes” and said it didn’t “stop or slow down.”