Portland Police are investigating a hit-and-run case after a woman was struck while bicycling on North Skidmore last night.
According to the PPB, a call came in at 6:26 pm and officers and medical personnel arrived on the scene shortly thereafter. They found a 24-year-old woman who was on the ground with several injuries, including lacerations to her face. The woman told them she was hit and that the person driving the car did not stop. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
PPB spokesman Pete Simpson said police investigators found a “blue American car” located at N Kerby and Cook Street just a few blocks from the collision. The car was towed and is part of the ongoing investigation. The person driving the car has not been found. He has been described as an elderly male.
If you have any information about this incident, please email CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.
Also this week the PPB arrested a man who they say ran over a 14-year-old girl who was riding her bike in southeast Portland. According to coverage by The Oregonian, witnesses saw a man come to a stop at the I-205 off-ramp at SE Holgate and fail to look both directions before proceeding. “The witnesses said Rutledge briefly stopped, then drove away, running over Gaiovych and her bike and dragging the teen 10 or 15 feet under the pickup,” The Oregonian reported. He claimed to have blacked out during the crash and was booked into jail on assault and other charges.