PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A man suffered life-threatening injuries after police say he was hit by a car while walking on an interstate off-ramp Tuesday night.
Police say the man was walking on the Interstate 84 to I-205 off-ramp around 10:40 p.m. after his car broke down. Officers say he was hit by a driver who stayed at the scene after the crash.
The driver, Emmanuel Gonzalez-Coria, 29, was later lodged at the Multnomah County Jail, where he is facing charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving and assault in the second degree.
The pedestrian, who has not been identified, was taken to an area hospital and is currently in the ICU. Police have not released the pedestrian’s name. His current condition is not clear.
Gonzalez-Coria is scheduled to appear before a judge Thursday.
This was the 53rd activation of the Major Crash Team this year, according to police.
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