September 12, 2013 22:05
Highway 30 completely reopened to all traffic at approximately 5:45 p.m. this evening.
Investigators determined that a 36-year-old man pulled his car to the right of the southbound lanes to watch the police activity on top of the St. John's Bridge then pulled out into traffic to do a U-turn when he was struck by another southbound vehicle driven by a 41-year-old man.
The southbound car t-boned the other vehicle and the 36-year-old male suffered traumatic injuries. He remains in a Portland hospital in serious condition.
Neither driver appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and the investigation is continuing.
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This afternoon, Thursday September 12, 2013, at 3:50 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 30 under the St. John's Bridge.
Officers and medical personnel responded and at least one person has been transported with traumatic injuries.
All lanes of Highway 30 are closed in both directions. Commuters should seek alternate routes. The St. John's Bridge remains closed as officers continue to talk with a suicidal woman.
Updates will be provided as they become available.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204