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Police investigating spate of pedestrians hit by cars

PORTLAND, Ore. – Local law enforcement agencies have been busy with a sudden spate of incidents involving cars and pedestrians over the past two days.

Two people were hit by a car in the 10800 block of Southeast Washington Street Tuesday night just before 8:30 p.m., according to Portland police.

Police said both people were crossing Southeast Washington in a crosswalk when they were hit.

A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but a woman was badly hurt with life-threatening injuries, police said.

According to police, the driver remained at the scene and cooperated. Police said she was not impaired by drugs or alcohol and was not speeding. The crash happened during a heavy downpour.

No citations have been issued at this time.

Police blocked off all eastbound traffic on Southeast Washington Street at the scene of the accident while they investigated.

Portland police investigated another accident that involved a car hitting a pedestrian at about 7 p.m.

That accident happened on Southeast 82nd Avenue near Raymond Court. A 16-year-old boy was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police said the teen was running across 82nd Avenue with another person who fled the scene.

Police said the driver cooperated in that investigation and also gave the teen medical help at the scene. The teen remains in critical condition, police said Wednesday morning. No citations were issued.

Southeast 82nd Avenue was closed in both directions at Southeast Raymond Court while police investigated.

Wednesday morning, another pedestrian was hit in Portland at the intersection of Southeast Cesar Chavez and Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. Police are investigating and said the pedestrian had minor injuries. The driver stayed at the scene.

Washington County Accident

In Washington County, sheriff's deputies conducted an investigation after a 14-year-old boy was hit by a car at Farmington Road and 189th in Aloha at about 6 p.m.

The teen was first taken to Providence St. Vincent and then was transferred to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

The condition of the boy is unknown.

According to sheriff's spokesman Bob Ray, the boy was crossing a street with a friend when he was hit. He said the two were not in an intersection or at a traffic light.

The driver did not see the two in the dark, Ray said. The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated. The driver was not charged with any crime.

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