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Beaverton police officer injured in hit-and-run

Honda Accord with extensive damage sought by police

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Police say a driver crashed into a Beaverton police cruiser near Highway 217 on Saturday morning, then drove off.The Beaverton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a hit and run driver who injured a Beaverton police officer early Saturday morning.

According to the Beaverton Police Department, an officer was driving a patrol vehicle eastbound on Southwest Canyon Road near Highway 217 at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning when the police vehicle was struck by a car attempting to make a left turn.

The officer had a green light through the intersection, police said. The other vehicle was turning on a flash yellow left-turn arrow.

The vehicle — described as a dark colored Honda Accord (possibly with flame decals on the sides) — drove away. It was last seen heading west on Southwest Farmington Road.

Neither the vehicle nor the driver have been located, police said.

The vehicle is said to have extensive damage to its front end. Police said the damage may include broken or missing headlights.

The officer’s name was not released, but police said the officer was taken to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries and has since been released.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 503-629-0111.