Friday, June 23, 2017

UPDATE - Crash Investigation Underway on Southeast 122nd Avenue - Bicycle Rider Critically Injured

UPDATE - CRASH INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY ON SOUTHEAST 122ND AVENUE - BICYCLE RIDER CRITICALLY INJURED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 23rd, 2017 12:45 PM
The bicycle rider injured in Wednesday afternoon's crash has been identified as 35-year-old Abdikadir Ahmed Omar of Southeast Portland. He remains in a Portland hospital in serious condition with head injuries.

The driver, 33-year-old Nicolette Ivy Duffus of Northeast Portland, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Investigators learned that both Omar and Duffus were traveling southbound on 122nd Avenue. Omar veered out of the bike lane and collided with Duffus' vehicle causing him to crash. Omar was not wearing a bicycle helmet at the time of the crash. Investigators determined that Omar was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

Omar may be issued traffic and/or criminal citations once the investigation is complete.

Duffus was issued traffic citations for Driving While Suspended, Driving Uninsured, and Failure to Register a Vehicle.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday June 21, 2017, at 9:03 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the 2300 block of Southeast 122nd Avenue on the report of a traffic crash involving a driver and a bicycle rider.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the injured bicycle rider and involved driver. The bicycle rider has been transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries. The driver has remained at the scene.

Southeast 122nd Avenue is closed in both directions, North of Division Street, as officers continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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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