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SUV driver rams over multiple pedestrians and cyclists in Portland, 1 dead

A SUV driver ran over multiple pedestrians and cyclists as he raced through the streets in southeast Portland, police said Tuesday.

One person was killed and nine others were injured as the man the man rammed over them at speeds of  50 to 60 mph.

“Detectives say that the driver’s actions did show intent to hit and injure people,” police said.




The Portland Police Bureau said in a statement that it doesn’t appear Monday’s incident was an act of terrorism or the unidentified suspect had bias or any political motivations.

Police identified the person who died as 77-year-old resident of Portland. She died of blunt force trauma, according to the state medical examiner.

“She would have turned 78 in twelve days. She beat cancer five years ago. She received her first vaccination shot last week and was overjoyed to get out in the world again,” her family said in a statement released by the police.



At least six other people went to the hospital, police said.

“Most victims suffered minor injuries and are recovering,” police said.

The crime scene stretched over more than a dozen blocks in southeast Portland, on both roads and sidewalks, officials said.

Police were first notified about an erratic driver around noon Monday and calls about injured people began shortly after 1:00pm ET.

The suspect vehicle eventually crashed and the driver tried to run but was stopped by civilians until police arrived. The driver is in a hospital and has not been booked into jail.

The driver’s blood was collected at the scene and sent to a laboratory, police said.