Wednesday, July 5, 2017

UPDATE: Bicycle Rider Seriously Injured in Crash in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood

UPDATE: BICYCLE RIDER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CRASH IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND'S CULLY NEIGHBORHOOD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 5th, 2017 10:11 AM
The bicycle rider injured in last night's crash was identified as 51-year-old Alberto Canche-Mukel of Northeast Portland. He remains in a Portland hospital with serious injuries.

The involved driver, 34-year-old Ramon Benton of Northeast Portland, remained at the scene and was cooperative. Benton did not display any signs of impairment or distracted driving.

Investigators learned that Benton was driving eastbound on Killingsworth Street in a 2004 Honda Accord. As Benton was entering the intersection with Cully Boulevard, he collided with Canche-Mukel who was riding his bicycle northbound through the intersection.

No citations have been issued and the crash remains under investigation. Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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On Tuesday July 4, 2017, at 10:41 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast Cully Boulevard and Killingsworth Street on the report of a traffic crash involving a bicycle rider and a driver.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and began treating the injured bicycle rider who was suffering from traumatic injuries. The bicycle rider has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries.

The driver remained at the scene and has cooperated with investigators.

Due to the severity of the bicycle rider's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

The intersection of Cully and Killingsworth will be closed for several hours due to the crash investigation.

No additional updates are expected until later Wednesday morning.

Traffic crashes are preventable. 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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