Driver wounded, WashCo deputy hurt in head-on crash

Washington County

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Washington County Sheriff’s deputy whose car was rammed in a near head-on collision suffered minor injuries while the driver, who suffered a gunshot wound, was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

The incident happened Monday afternoon around 51st and Cornell, a Hillsboro police spokesperson told KOIN 6 News. It is not known at this time how the driver was wounded. Neither the deputy nor Hillsboro police that responded to the crash fired their weapons, authorities said.

The deputy was taken to a local hospital after the crash for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries but possible back pain, the spokesperson said.

The suspect’s condition is unclear at this time.

Authorities said they believe the incident started at an apartment building, then went to the road and ended up near the scene where the deputy’s car was rammed.

No other details were immediately available.

The investigation is ongoing.

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