Officer T-boned by stolen truck, driver flees scene

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The officer was treated for non-life threatening injuries

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Portland Police Bureau officer was on patrol when his car was t-boned by a driver in a stolen truck early Monday morning.

At 12:00 a.m., the officer was going north at Southeast 2nd Avenue and Southeast Morrison Street when his car was struck on the passenger side by the driver of a pick-up going west. According to police, the driver got out of the truck and fled the scene, leaving the stolen truck behind.

“The damage to the patrol car was pretty significant and the officer is going to be pretty sore from this,” said PPB Sargent Kevin Allen.

The officer was treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital and has since returned home. The driver has not yet been found, even with the assistance of a K-9 unit. No suspect description has been released.

A patrol car was t-boned by a stolen vehicle on Feb. 17, 2020. (Courtesy: PPB)

Police said the truck was stolen out of Vancouver on February 1. It is a Ford F-150 but no other information is being given at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to call 503.823.3333. The case nuber is 200-54823.

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