UPDATE #2: Motorcycle Crash on MLK and Prescott - One Man Transported to Hospital

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July 03, 2013 11:20

  

83-year-old Robert Irvin Floding died on June 29, 2013, as a result of injuries suffered during a crash on June 10, 2013.

This is the 19th traffic fatality of 2013. No citations will be issued in this case.

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The motorcyclist injured in Monday's crash has been identified as 83-year-old Robert Irwin Floding. He remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries at a Portland hospital.

Investigator have not been able to determine why Floding lost control of his motor scooter before crashing. The driver, 20-year-old Cartier Vann, remained at the scene and was cooperative with investigators.

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This afternoon, Monday June 10, 2013, at 2:29 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash involving a motorcycle in the southbound lanes of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Prescott Street.

Portland Police and Portland Fire & Rescue personnel arrived and contacted the male adult motorcycle rider, who was suffering from traumatic injuries. He has been transported to a Portland hospital and is in critical condition.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcycle rider was southbound on MLK approaching Prescott and lost control of the motorcycle and struck a southbound car in the other lane.

Southbound Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is blocked as Traffic Investigators process the crash scene.

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