UPDATE #3 CITATION: Traffic Closed on Division East of 122nd Avenue - Bicyclist Struck by Vehicle

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July 15, 2013 10:55

  

The bicyclist involved in the crash, 34-year-old Hector Perez, was issued a traffic citation for Oregon Revised Statute 811-280, Failure to Yield to Vehicle While Entering a Roadway (with crash).

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The bicycle rider involved in yesterday's crash has been identified as 34-year-old Hector Vizzuett Perez of Southeast Portland. He remains in a Portland hospital recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the van that struck Perez has been identified as 64-year-old Jose Catungal of Southeast Portland.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Catungal was driving westbound in the left turn lane on Division to turn left (southbound) onto 122nd Avenue. It appears that Perez rode his bicycle out of the gas station lot on the northeast corner of the intersection, through stopped traffic in the westbound lanes of Division, and right in front of the van which was moving in the specified left turn lane.

No citations have been issued and Catungal was not under the influence of intoxicants.

The case remains under investigation.

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Traffic officers have conducted a preliminary investigation into this afternoons crash. The driver of the van remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Neither alcohol or drugs appear to be a factor for the driver.

The cyclist remains in a Portland hospital being treated for his injuries. He is expected to survive.

No additional details are available this evening. Updates will be provided sometime tomorrow.

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This afternoon, Wednesday July 10, 2013, at 3:58 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a bicyclist injured after being struck by a van on Southeast Division, east of 122nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and the bicyclist was transported to a Portland hospital with potential life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle has remained at the scene.

An on-duty Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Deputy was at the scene and has also been transported to a Portland hospital with an unknown medical condition.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

Both directions of Southeast Division Street is closed East of 122nd Avenue.

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