CPR revives Salem hit-run victim, Ford pickup driver sought

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The 24-year-old woman was airlifted to Legacy Emmanuel

The suspect vehicle in a hit-and-run in Salem, Oct. 2, 2021. (Salem Police Department)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A hit-and-run driver sent a woman to the hospital with serious injuries early Saturday morning in Salem, police said.

A group of people flagged down a passing police officer just after 1 a.m. near the Oregon State Fairgrounds on 17th Street NE between Silverton Road and Woodrow Street NE.

The officer found a person performing CPR on a woman who was lying unresponsive in the street, the Salem Police Department said. The officer took over CPR and the woman’s breathing and pulse returned.

The 24-year-old woman was rushed by ambulance to Salem Health, then taken by Life Flight to Legacy Emmanuel. She was still in the hospital on Tuesday.

Police described the suspect vehicle as a 2020-22 Ford Super Duty four-door crew cab pickup truck, either a King Ranch or Platinum model. It will have a damaged grill. Surveillance video showed the truck traveled west on Sunnyview Road from 17th Street NE, then turned north on Fairgrounds Road, then east on Silverton Road. The pickup was last seen traveling eastbound in the 4700 block of Silverton Road NE.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Traffic Team hotline at 503.588.6293. Callers can remain anonymous.

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