PORTLAND, Ore. – Two officers were injured and their police cruiser badly damaged after they were hit by another driver at Southeast 72nd Avenue and Flavel Street Monday morning.
The crash happened just before 4:20 a.m. as the officers were responding to a call. The officers suffered minor injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, but are expected to be alright.
The driver and passenger in the other vehicle, both females, ran from the scene but stopped within a block of the crash and were detained by other officers. The driver was cooperative, and charged with reckless driving and felony hit and run.
The intersection was closed to traffic for a time, then police allowed traffic through on some lanes during the morning commute.
The driver had no outstanding warrants and was not under the influence. Police on scene believe they may have run out of fear from the crash, more than a desire to elude police.