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News Release
UPDATE: Injured Girl Condition Stabilized, Was Struck by Backing Vehicle in Driveway - 05/01/21

The on-scene investigation into the 15-month-old girl struck by a car in the Madison South Neighborhood is complete. Investigators believe the girl followed her uncle to the driveway as he was preparing to leave, and he unintentionally ran over her while he was backing out. The driver was evaluated and there was no sign of impairment. The investigation is continuing but no charges are anticipated.

The girl’s condition has stabilized and she will likely survive her injuries.

This is the 27th activation of the Major Crash Team in 2021.



A 15-month girl is in the hospital with life threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle in the Madison South neighborhood.

On Friday, April 30, 2021 at 3:50p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of an injury crash outside a home in the 2200 block of Northeast 81st Avenue. When they arrived they learned that the girl had been struck by the car in the driveway of a home. Portland Fire & Rescue and American Medical Response responded and transported the girl to the hospital with critical injuries. The involved driver stayed on scene and is speaking to investigators.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team is on scene to investigate. Northeast 81st Avenue is closed between Northeast Thompson Street and Northeast Tillamook Street.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released when appropriate.


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