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Driver wanted after 2 ejected in NE Portland hit-and-run crash

Police said a driver appears to have pushed another car into oncoming traffic, causing a head-on crash that left two people with life-threatening injuries.
Credit: Portland Police Bureau
A hit-and-run driver caused a serious injury crash on Northeast Glisan Street near Northeast 114th Avenue on July 21, 2021.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Two people were critically injured and a third suffered two broken legs in a head-on crash in Northeast Portland on Wednesday. A third vehicle that apparently caused the crash left the scene before officers arrived. 

The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. on Northeast Glisan Street near 114th Avenue in the Hazelwood neighborhood, according to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB). 

Based on a preliminary investigation, police said they believe a driver struck a vehicle and pushed it into oncoming traffic, causing it to collide head-on with another vehicle coming from the opposite direction. 

Two men were ejected from one of the vehicles and suffered life-threatening injuries. An adult male driver in another vehicle suffered two broken legs. All three victims were taken to a hospital by ambulance. 

Police have not released any information about the hit-and-run suspect believed to have caused the crash but said they may be facing assault charges. 

Northeast Glisan Street was closed from 112th to 114th avenues for the investigation.