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Witness of Portland Hit and Run That Wounded Three: He ‘Gunned the Motor’ Towards Me

A driver of an SUV plowed his vehicle into pedestrians on a sidewalk on the Portland State University campus in Oregon on Friday.

A male suspect is now in custody. Three people were hospitalized.

According to the statement by PSU, which provides further details of the incident:

On Friday morning, a vehicle struck pedestrians walking on the sidewalk near SW 6th Ave. and SW Montgomery St. on the PSU campus. Three pedestrians who were injured are hospitalized with serious injuries. The names of the victims have not been released. Portland police are investigating the incident. PSU’s campus remains open, except for areas closed by police for the investigation.

A witness at the scene has also come forward to claim that the driver “gunned the motor” after hitting three people and sped towards him, trying to hit him too.

Christopher Bond told The Oregonian/OregonLive that he was sitting outside of the Starbucks when he was nearly hit.

“Another half-foot more, he would’ve clipped me,” Bond said.

Bond also said he could not see the driver through the windshield but did see one of the victims lying on her side.

The witness also said paramedics came to the scene quickly.

Watch above, via The Oregonian/OregonLive.

 

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