1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
August 24, 2005 00:00
The second collision occurred at about 2:40 am, when a motorcycle, operated by 33-year-old Michael Haaseth failed to stop for the stop sign at Southeast Belmont Street while traveling Northbound on Southeast 54th Avenue at a high rate of speed. The motorcycle collided with a truck, operated by 28-year-old Jose Novelo Jr., who was traveling Westbound on Southeast Belmont Street. The force of the collision ruptured the gas tank of the motorcycle and caused a fire that was extinguished by Novelo, who was not injured in the collision. Investigators have not determined if alcohol was a factor in the collision.
Anyone with information on either collision is asked to call the Traffic Division at (503) 823-2208.
This investigation is continuing.
Sgt. Pete Simpson