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Police: no hit-and-run in Convention Center-area accident

UPDATE: Driver cooperates in police investigation

Portland police now say a woman originally thought to be injured in a hit-and-run collision Friday morning near the Oregon Convention Center was not hit by a car.

Police said late Friday afternoon that an investigation into the collision found that the woman was lying in the road before a BMW drove through the area. The BMW driver swerved to avoid the women and hit a curb before calling emergency dispatchers to report the injured woman.

The driver's name has not been released. The name of the woman struck by the vehicle has not been released. She was taken to an area hospital with what police described as life-threatening injuries.

North Precinct officers were called at about 1:44 p.m. Aug. 7, to the accident at Northeast First Avenue and Lloyd Boulevard. Witnesses told police that the BMW struck the person and drove away. An investigation discovered that the incident unfolding differently and that there was no hit and run.