Hit-and-run critically injures woman in SE Portland

Authorities have no suspect information

Erin Brenneman sustained a serious brain injury when a hit-and-run driver struck her in SE Portland on June 22, 2017. (Courtesy photo)
Erin Brenneman sustained a serious brain injury when a hit-and-run driver struck her in SE Portland on June 22, 2017. (Courtesy photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A woman in her 20s was left critically injured after a vehicle hit her and then fled the scene, authorities said.

East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to SE 80th Avenue and Pine Street Thursday afternoon after receiving reports a woman was down in the street suffering from traumatic injuries.

The victim, later identified as 26-year-old Erin Brenneman, was transported to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries. According to her brother, she sustained a serious brain injury.

“Erin sustained a very serious brain injury. She remains in critical, but stable, condition,” he said in a statement. “We are grateful for the outpouring of community support and for the medical professionals managing her care. If anyone has any information at all about the accident, we urge you to contact the police.”

Brenneman’s coworkers at Hungry Heart Bakery, where she is the manager, said she was on her break when she was hit. The owner has created a GoFundMe page to help with her medical expenses. 

A preliminary investigation indicates Brenneman was struck by a driver, who fled the scene. Authorities have no suspect information at this time.

The Traffic Division’s Major Crash Team responded to the crash and started to conduct an investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the police non-emergency line at 503.823.3333.