Car hits pole, passenger critical, driver flees

The single-car crash happened on NE 11th and Halsey

Portland police

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The passenger in a car that slammed into a pole in Northeast Portland was critically hurt, and the driver ran from the scene late Saturday night.

The single-car crash happened around 10:20 p.m. on NE 11th and Halsey, police said in a release. When emergency responders arrived they found a 30-year-old man on the ground outside the car.

Witnesses told police the man got out of the passenger side of the car before he collapsed and that the driver ran away.

Anyone with information is urged to call Portland police at 503.823.2216.

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