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Hit-and-run injures pedestrian in Southeast Portland

A man was taken to the hospital with traumatic injuries after he was hit by a car in Southeast Portland Sunday night.

Police are looking for the driver who fled the scene after the crash.

The only vehicle description is a dark-colored older car.

The name and condition of the victim was not immediately released.

According to police, at 8:34 p.m. on Oct. 27, East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian hit by a car on Southeast 148th Avenue, just south of Powell Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, an adult male, who was suffering from traumatic but not life-threatening injuries.

The victim was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Preliminary information indicates that the victim was walking along 148th Avenue northbound towards Powell Boulevard when he was struck by a northbound car driven by an unknown person.

Witnesses told police that the car stopped momentarily then left the area northbound on 148th Avenue. There is not a sidewalk along 148th Avenue in the area of the crash, at Rhine Court.

Witnesses told police that the car that struck the pedestrian fled the scene after the crash.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call the Traffic Division at (503) 823-2103.

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