PORTLAND -- A woman carjacked a vehicle and crashed it into a North Portland building Wednesday, police said.
Officers were called just after 8:30 a.m. to the report that a woman in a stolen vehicle had crashed into a building near North Interstate and Mississippi avenues, according to Portland Police Sgt. Pete Simpson.
The 911 caller said a woman had gotten into his car and claimed her family was trying to kill her, Simpson said. That caller said the suspect did not steal his car, but as police approached the scene she ran off and climbed into someone else's vehicle.
The driver exited the vehicle and the woman climbed over to the driver's seat as the driver got into the back seat of the car, Simpson explained. The woman began to drive away, and the car owner got back out of the vehicle without injuring herself.
The suspect, a 26-year-old woman, then sped away on N. Interstate until she lost control of the car and drove between two buildings, crashing into one of them. She was taken to a Portland hospital with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening, Simpson said.
Robbery detectives were investigating.