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Hit-and-run driver strikes woman retrieving thrown item on Hall Boulevard, police say

Tigard police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a 45-year-old woman who was hunting in the roadway for a thrown object.

Police say the unidentified woman and her boyfriend were driving south on Southwest Hall Boulevard near Pfaffle Street and the Oregon 217 overpass about 8:53 p.m. Monday when an item of some sort was thrown from the car and the boyfriend stopped in the center lane to search for it.

The boyfriend later told officers the couple had just stepped out of their car when he heard a loud thud and realized his girlfriend had been hit by another southbound driver who fled the scene.

She was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Tigard Police spokesperson Kelsey Anderson declined to specify the thrown object and said investigators weren’t releasing the description of the suspect vehicle because that information wasn’t yet confirmed.

City officials have long planned to improve safety on Hall Boulevard, but first must take over jurisdiction from the state transportation department, which is planning to reconstruct the Oregon 217 overpass to make room for more lanes.

Tigard officers asked anyone with information regarding the crash to contact Det. Kaci Mace at 503-718-1800 or [email protected].

— Zane Sparling; [email protected]; 503-319-7083; @pdxzane

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