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Motorist hits at the least 5 folk in Southeast Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A motorist many times drove into folk alongside streets and sidewalks in Portland, Oregon, on Monday, killing an aged girl who was dragged beneath the wheels. The man then tried to hover on foot but neighbors surrounded him till police arrived and wrestled him into custody.

5 other folks were hurt and taken to hospitals. Authorities said they like about more folk were hurt who did no longer want ambulance transport.

Police obtained a call presently after 1 p.m. that a driver had hit a pedestrian, in accordance to Portland Police Bureau spokesman Derek Carmon.

Extra calls then came from folk asserting a person riding the equivalent suspect automobile, a Honda Ingredient, was inserting other folks and vehicles, he said.

Larry Wolfe told The Oregonian/OregonLive that he had an appointment to fulfill the one that was killed, a girl in her 70s. He said he noticed her salvage hit by the auto and cry, and was walking in direction of her when the auto came aid, hit her again, did a U-turn and dragged her alongside the pavement.

The motorist finally crashed the Honda a final time, fled on foot and with support from the community, was apprehended by police, Carmon said. A community of oldsters noticed him inch from the scene and corralled him till police were in a dwelling to take him into custody.

Police did no longer straight start the identities of the driver or his victims. The crime scene spans at the least 15 metropolis blocks.

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