Sunday, July 2, 2017

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

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


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 2nd, 2017 8:59 AM
The driver critically injured in yesterday afternoon's crash died at a Portland hospital. He has been identified as 24-year-old Hussain Ahmed Alhamzah of Southeast Portland.

The driver, 35-year-old Fernando Cuevas Jr. of Vancouver, Washington, was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run) and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

Alhamzah was parked on the east side of 122nd Avenue when Cuevas, driving northbound, crossed over the bike lane and struck Alhamzah as he exited his vehicle.

Once the investigation is complete, it will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review. Cuevas likely will face additional charges at that time.

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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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