PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Portland police say two people were taken to the hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries after a head-on crash on Northeast Glisan Street in the Hazelwood neighborhood. The crash is now being investigated as an assault.

On Wednesday at 4:35 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of a serious injury crash on Northeast Glisan Street near Northeast 114th Avenue. When they arrived they found two vehicles with serious damage, including one whose engine was sheared away. Three people were taken to the hospital. Two men were ejected from one of the vehicles. They have life threatening injuries. A driver in the other vehicle, also an adult male, was taken to the hospital with broken legs.

Investigators believe that a third vehicle hit one of the vehicles and the impact pushed it over the center line and head-on into the vehicle coming the opposite direction. Police told FOX 12 that the crash appears to be intentional. The suspect left the scene before police were called. No suspect information has been released at this time.

If anyone has information about the what happened before, during, or after the crash, has any video or photographic evidence, or knows anything about the suspect or suspect vehicle, they're asked to contact Detective Calvin Goldring at Calvin.Goldring@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0256, or Detective Anthony Zoeller at Anthony.Zoeller@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0743.

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Someone was moving there. Third vehicle involved? To knowingly cause an accident like this, man, that's worse than pulling out an "assault weapon" and letting lose on someone.


Distracted driving?

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