Woman struck by vehicle taken to OHSU with life-threatening injuries

Washington County Sheriff's deputies are asking the public to help identify a young woman who was struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon while jogging in the Bethany area.

The woman suffered serious injuries and was taken to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland, where she was in critical condition.

Deputies said the victim is a 25- to 45-year-old, light-skinned woman of East Indian decent, with black collar length hair and brown eyes. She is 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-7, 120 to 130 pounds, and was wearing a small purple running shirt, black running pants with a blue stripe on the side, a multicolored visor and miscellaneous jewelry.

Deputies believe she lives in the Bethany area.

According to deputies, the accident occurred at about 5:20 p.m. on Northwest Kaiser Road near Twin Flower Road. They said the jogger was struck by a sport utility vehicle and was unconscious at the scene of the accident.

She was taken by Life Flight Helicopter to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

At this time the driver of the vehicle is not being charged. It appeared that the jogger ran into the path of the vehicle without looking.

Deputies are asking that anyone who knows the woman should call the sheriff's office, 503-846-2700.

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