PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Two officers, working as partners, in Southeast Portland were hurt when a driver ran a red light and crashed into the officers’ patrol vehicle.
The officers, assigned to East Precinct, were traveling eastbound on Southeast Flavel Street headed to an unrelated disturbance.
Police say the driver who ran the red light, Laquonda Fuller-Hudson, was traveling southbound on SE 72nd and clipped the backend of the 2017 police Ford SUV Interceptor, which caused it to spin out several hundred feet.
The police vehicle ended up crashing into a fence at Marcus Whitman Elementary School.
One of the officers was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. The other officer was driven to the same hospital by another police officer. Both officers’ injuries are considered minor.
The two women in the sedan that allegedly ran the red light fled the scene. Hudson, 24, was cited for reckless driving and hit and run.
Police say the vehicle they were in was not reported stolen, there were no signs of alcohol and it remains unknown what caused the driver to run the red light.
Both vehicles were towed from the scene.