Saturday, July 1, 2017

Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate Pedestrian-Involved Crash on Southeast 122nd Avenue

MAJOR CRASH TEAM RESPONDING TO INVESTIGATE PEDESTRIAN-INVOLVED CRASH ON SOUTHEAST 122ND AVENUE


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 1st, 2017 6:11 PM
On Saturday July 1, 2017, at 5:26 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a pedestrian was struck by a driver on Southeast 122nd Avenue near Liebe Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the injured party, a male in his 20s. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic, life-threatening injuries.

The driver did not stop at the scene and continued traveling northbound on 122nd Avenue. Officers located the vehicle in the area of Southeast 140th Avenue and Holgate. Two people associated with the van have been detained.

Preliminary information indicates that the victim was exiting his parked vehicle when he was struck by the passing driver.

Southeast 122nd Avenue is closed both directions from Raymond Street to Holgate Boulevard and is expected to remain so for several hours as the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team conducts an investigation.

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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