PORTLAND -- A woman was critically injured Sunday after she hit a Portland officer with her car and sped away, crashing into a pole.
Police were called just before 6:30 a.m. to the report of a suspicious woman parked in front of a vacant house in the 15400 block of Southeast Harrison Street, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau.
As responding officers talked to her through the open driver's side door, the 20-year-old woman became confrontational, he said.
"The woman started the car and quickly drove in reverse, striking an officer with the open door, knocking him backwards onto the ground into some bushes," Simpson said.
The suspect sped away and officers pursued her. She crashed into a telephone pole at the intersection of Southeast 143rd Avenue and Division street, and was ejected from her vehicle.
She was taken to a Portland hospital with critical injuries. Her name was not released.
The officer suffered minor injuries.