UPDATE: Additional Information about Crash Involving Officer and Motorcyclist

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June 22, 2022 19:30

  

This traffic crash is still an active investigation. According to witness statements and video the East Precinct officer, in a fully marked and equipped 2020 Ford Interceptor Utility vehicle, was northbound on Southeast 92nd Avenue turning west onto Southeast Holgate Boulevard with emergency lights and sirens activated. He was en route to an injury crash call at another location. According to witnesses, the officer was navigating the intersection on a red light and traffic on Southeast Holgate Boulevard was stopped to yield as required by law. The motorcyclist was eastbound on Southeast Holgate Boulevard in the left turn lane (which according to witnesses was showing a red arrow) when the collision occurred on the west side of the intersection. The rider, a 43-year-old male, was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

At this time, no arrests or citations have been issued. The crash investigators are working to determine if speed and impairment may have been factors in the crash. At the conclusion of the traffic crash investigation, the crash will be reviewed by Multnomah County District Attorney's office and the Collision Review Board per policy 640.52 ( https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/529105 ).

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 7:35 p.m., a Portland Police officer from the East Precinct was involved in a crash with a motorcyclist at the intersection of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Holgate Boulevard. The motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries and entered into the trauma system.

The motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Southeast Holgate Boulevard and the officer was traveling northbound on Southeast 92nd Avenue, responding to an emergency call and trying to navigate the intersection.

The Major Crash Team has responded to the location to further the investigation. Investigators are trying to determine if speed or intoxicants were a factor. Investigators ask that anyone with information who have not spoken to police, please contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-166146.

During the investigation, Southeast Holgate Boulevard is closed from Southeast 90nd Avenue to I-205. Southeast 92nd Avenue is also closed from Southeast Pardee Street to Southeast Boise Street.

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