UPDATE: Child Struck by a Vehicle in Southeast Portland - 82nd Avenue Closed from Powell to Holgate

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July 04, 2013 14:35

  

The investigation into this morning's crash in Southeast Portland is continuing. The child who was hit by a car is 10 years old and is in critical condition at a Portland hospital.

Investigators determined that the child was walking with his family in the crosswalk at 82nd and Center. After reaching the center median island, the child stepped out into the crosswalk towards the westside of 82nd Avenue and was struck by a southbound Honda driven by a 58-year-old female.

The first police officer at the scene immediately rendered CPR to the 10-year-old boy and continued until medical personnel arrived and were able to take over care of the child.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Neither speed or alcohol appear to be factors in this crash.

No citations have been issued and the investigation is continuing.

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This morning, Thursday July 4, 2013, East Precinct officers responded to the report of a small child struck by a vehicle at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Center Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a young male child suffering from traumatic injuries. The child is being transported to a Portland hospital. His condition is not known at this time.

The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with police.

Vehicular traffic is closed both directions on Southeast 82nd Avenue from Holgate to Powell Boulevards as Traffic officers begin to conduct a crash investigation.

No additional details are available at this time.

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