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Police: Wrong-way driver hits motorcycle, flees scene, then hits three more vehicles

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According to police, the driver of a maroon Buick hit a motorcycle near SW 3rd Ave. and Madison St. then fled, hitting three more vehicles minutes later at SW Barbur Blvd and Hamilton St. (KPTV) According to police, the driver of a maroon Buick hit a motorcycle near SW 3rd Ave. and Madison St. then fled, hitting three more vehicles minutes later at SW Barbur Blvd and Hamilton St. (KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Officers arrested a driver who they said was going the wrong direction when he hit a motorcycle, then proceeded to hit three other cars before being arrested.

The Portland Police Bureau reports that at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday a driver was seen by police going in the wrong direction on Southwest Morrison Street near Pioneer Courthouse Square, just before the driver hit a motorcycle at the intersection of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Madison Street.

The driver of the car, a maroon Buick, fled the scene according to investigators. The motorcycle rider was sent by ambulance to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Minutes later at 9:01 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a multi-vehicle crash at Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Hamilton Street. When officers arrived on scene they found one of the vehicles matched the description of the car involved in the motorcycle wreck.

Police said the driver of the Buick hit an SUV head-on in the second incident before crashing into two other vehicles.

The driver of the Buick then tried to run from the scene on foot before struggling with officers, who used a Taser to subdue the suspect. The driver was then sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators with the Traffic Division are examining both scenes.

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