One person was seriously injured and at least five others were hurt when a car plowed into pedestrians and parked cars “for several blocks” in Portland Monday, authorities said.
Portland police said the incident took place shortly after 1 p.m., when cops received reports of a car hitting people and vehicles.
“There are crime scenes along several blocks,” the department said in a press release
. “Police ask that witnesses or anyone who finds what they believe is evidence reach out to officers in the area….”
Multiple ambulances were dispatched to the scene at Southeast 19th and Washington streets in the Oregon city, with motorists cautioned to avoid the area, Portland Fire & Rescue tweeted.
“SE portland between 19th and 33rd Ave near Stark: multiple pedestrians struck by a car,” the site reported. “1 critical injury. 4-5 non critical injuries.”
“My wife is there,” one man posted on Twitter “The piece of s–t hit 8 people on purpose and was speeding 50-60 mph.”
“My wife was parked on the street and he hit her car while fleeing,” he wrote.
Portland police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.