Driver who struck two people on bicycles Saturday night arrested for assault, hit and run
HAYHURST On Saturday at 10:51 p.m., Portland Police arrested 32-year-old Lisa Lynn Vesely after fleeing the scene of a crash into two people riding bicycles on Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway at 50th Avenue.
Officers and medical personnel arrived and learned that the suspect vehicle fled the scene, leaving two injured.
Thirty-year-old Jasmine Zamora was riding behind 25-year-old Cameron Duff when a dark-colored car that fled the scene struck them from behind. Zamora was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries while Duff was treated at the scene.
Duff and a witness told police that the suspect vehicle drove back by the crash scene before police arrived and continued driving westbound on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.
A witness later flagged down police and told officers that they followed the suspect vehicle to a residence in the 5700 block of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.
Officers responded to that location, seized the vehicle and, after additional investigation, arrested Vesely for the hit and run crash.
Vesely was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of assault in the third degree, driving under the influence of intoxicants, failure to perform the duties of a driver, and two counts of reckless endangerment.