Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Officer Injured in Traffic Crash on Southeast McGloughlin Boulevard - No Serious Injuries


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 2nd, 2017 9:34 PM
On Tuesday May 2, 2017, at 8:56 p.m., a Traffic Division Motorcycle Officer reported that he'd been involved in a traffic crash on Southeast McGloughlin Boulevard, just north of Holgate Boulevard.

Central Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the scene, as well as medical personnel. The officer was alert and conscious at the scene and initial information indicates that he did not suffer any serious injuries. The officer has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The other involved driver remained at the scene and the cause of the crash is under investigation. Based on observations by officers at the scene, the other driver has been taken into custody on suspicion of impaired driving.

Preliminary information indicates that the officer was stopped in the left turn lane of McGloughlin Boulevard to turn into Ross Island Sand and Gravel when the other driver crashed into the rear of the motorcycle, knocking the officer and bike onto the pavement.

Northbound traffic on McGloughlin Boulevard from Holgate Boulevard is temporarily closed as Traffic Division officers conduct a crash investigation.

No further updates are anticipated this evening.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year. People consuming alcohol or drugs are urged not to get behind the wheel and should have a sober driver or utilize taxis, rideshare companies or transit so everyone is safe on our streets.

The Portland Police Bureau asks that community members support zero tolerance for impaired driving by reporting impaired drivers to 9-1-1.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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