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Carjacking suspect hospitalized after N Portland crash

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A woman accused of a carjacking in north Portland is expected to be hospitalized for several days following a crash Wednesday.

Shortly after 9 a.m., officers found a stolen car high up an embankment after the driver crashed into a building near North Interstate and Mississippi avenues.

The woman behind the wheel suffered extensive injuries, police said, but she's expected to survive.

The investigation started at 8:41 a.m., when an officer was dispatched to a welfare check at Northeast Grand Avenue and Oregon Street.

A caller to 911 reported that a woman, who was a stranger, had gotten into his car saying her family was trying to kill her, officers told FOX 12.

Police received additional information that the woman was very panicked and seemed to be under the influence of drugs and/or having a mental health crisis, police said.

When officers arrived, the woman ran off.

Police were searching the area when they learned the woman ran up to a car at North Interstate Avenue and Multnomah Street, and climbed into the passenger side of the car, police said.

The driver got out of the car and the woman climbed over to the driver's seat as the driver got in the backseat of the car.

The woman began to drive away, and the car owner then got back out of the car, officers said.

The victim was not hurt.

The woman sped northbound on North Interstate Avenue until she lost control of the car and crashed, police said.

Robbery detectives said the woman remains in serious condition. No charges will be filed until a later date.

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