Sherwood Police Dept.
Sherwood Police Investigate Traffic Altercation - 05/04/16
On May 2nd, 2016 at approximately 5:53 PM, Sherwood Police were called to SW Pine St. at SW Railroad St. on the report of a Hit and Run traffic accident involving a pedestrian. Officers located the victim, 21 year old George Daniel of Beaverton, Oregon lying injured in the street. He was receiving emergency first aid by witnesses. The officers learned that the victim had been possibly struck by a Maroon PT Cruiser, which fled the scene.
Sherwood police officers and TVF&R personnel began to give the victim first aid. Soon after, the victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated. Following established protocol for incidents of this nature, officers requested assistance from the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) to assist the Sherwood Police Department with the investigation.
Shortly after the incident had been reported officers located the suspected PT Cruiser and identified a possible suspect in the case. The alleged driver of the PT Cruiser was identified as 24 year old Lauren Miller of Sherwood.
Officers were told that this incident began after water balloons were thrown from the suspected PT Cruiser, and struck a Small Black Car that the victim was riding in. The car that the victim was riding in then began to follow the Maroon PT Cruiser. The PT Cruiser stopped on SW Pine ST, near Cannery Square Plaza. The victim got out of the car he was riding in, and went to the passenger side of the PT Cruiser, where there was an argument between the victim and the driver of the PT Cruiser.
The PT Cruiser then sped off, and the victim was somehow caught on the passenger's side of the PT Cruiser. The victim was dragged for a distance, and the PT Cruiser then swerved and threw the victim clear of the PT Cruiser, and into a large bollard, causing the victim's injuries.
No arrests have been made in this case, as the incident is still under investigation and will be referred to the Washington County District Attorney 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.