1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
February 08, 2007 00:00
On February 8, 2007, at 12:11 am, Northeast Precinct officers were called to a serious injury collision at Northeast 15th Avenue and Northeast Skidmore Street. Officers arrived and learned that 25-year-old Dawn Slawta, who was riding a bicycle, collided with the side of a Ford Ranger pick-up, driven by 44-year-old Mark Grover. Slawta was transported to Emanuel Hospital after having sustained serious and possibly life-threatening injuries.
Due to the serious nature of the injuries, officers called out the Traffic Division Fatal Team to conduct an investigation. Investigators concluded that the collision occurred when Slawta, who was traveling westbound on N.E. Skidmore Street, failed to stop at the stop sign. The driver, Mark Grover, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Investigators concluded that Slawta and Grover both appeared to have blood alcohols over the legal limit. Investigators believe that speed is not a factor in this collision, and that contributing factors include alcohol consumption on the part of both drivers and the fact that Slawta was wearing dark clothing, not wearing a helmet, and was operating her bicycle without lights.
Grover was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and was booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center.
This investigation is continuing.
Sgt. Pete Simpson