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Man injured in Old Town after being dragged by car

The incident has been turned over to the Washington County District Attorney


GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - Sherwood police and members of the Washington County District Attorneys Office continue to investigate a hit and run incident that injured a pedestrian Monday night.A Beaverton man was hospitalized after he was apparently dragged and thrown into a street bollard by a vehicle that then fled the scene in Old Town Sherwood Monday evening.

Sherwood police were called to Southwest Pine Street near Railroad Street shortly before 6 p.m. regarding a hit-and-run accident, according to Capt. Craig Daniel, spokesman for the Sherwood Police Department.

Daniel said when police and emergency crews arrived, they found George Daniel (no relation to the police captain), 21, lying in the street, having been struck by a vehicle that was described by witnesses as a maroon PT Cruiser.

Craig Daniel said witnesses, police and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue personnel all rendered first aid to the victim who was later transported to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A short time later, police located a PT Cruiser driven by Lauren Miller, 24, of Sherwood.

Craig Daniel said an investigation revealed that Miller had allegedly been throwing water balloons at a black vehicle in which George Daniel was riding. The black vehicle caught up with the PT Cruiser in Old Town in front of Cannery Square Plaza.

George Daniel then got out of his vehicle and went to the passenger side of Miller’s vehicle, where he engaged in a heated discussion about the water balloons until the driver of the PT Cruiser decided to drive away, said Craig Daniel. That’s when the victim somehow got caught on Miller’s vehicle and was dragged for a short distance before the PT Cruiser veered, throwing the Beaverton man into a large bollard in front of the plaza, according to the police captain.

Sherwood Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) are investigating the incident. While no citations were issued, the incident has been referred to the Washington County District Attorney’s Office for review.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who might have additional information is asked to call Sherwood Police via the non-emergency line for dispatch, at 503-629-0111.

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