PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One woman was seriously injured after she was struck by a car in the Buckman Neighborhood Friday evening, said Portland Police.
Officers were called out to the intersection of Southeast Grand Avenue and Southeast Belmont Street just after 7 p.m. and arrived to find the injured pedestrian. She was quickly taken to the hospital and officers blocked the area off to both pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
Witnesses told KOIN 6 News the pedestrian was not talking and appeared to be unresponsive after she was hit. They described her as a younger woman. Police have not given any more updates on her condition.
Investigators learned that the car involved had struck a light pole, and crashed into the front of a building as well. The driver then attempted to back up and leave before witnesses yelled for her to stop.
The driver was identified as 25-year-old Sabrina Hall. She was taken into custody and now faces charges for DUII, assault, failure to perform duties of a driver and criminal mischief.
The car involved was towed from the scene.
The store damaged in the crash was the Portland Running Company. Has customers or employees been inside, store manager Katey Angel said they could have also been seriously injured.
“We are very thankful because we have our winter hours going now,” said Angel. “So we close at 5 — otherwise we would have been here at 7 and we probably would have been leaving.”
The car hit the back entry to the store. Despite the damage, the Portland Running Company is open for business this weekend.
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