Woman Dies After Tuesday, May 9 Collision With Vehicle

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May 14, 2023 02:08


A woman died at the hospital after being in a collision with a vehicle last week.

On Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 1:23p.m., a North Precinct officer on a call at Northeast 15th Avenue and Northeast Broadway Street was notified by community members of a serious injury crash involving a pedestrian at the intersection. The officer responded and assisted with first aid while requesting EMS. The injured pedestrian was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Due to the life-threatening severity of her injuries, the Portland Police Major Crash Team responded to investigate the crash.

The involved driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Preliminary investigation indicated that the pedestrian was crossing Northeast Broadway in the western crosswalk. The driver, an adult female in a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, was going northbound on Northeast 15th Avenue turning westbound on Northeast Broadway when the collision happened. She was not arrested or cited for moving violations.

The traffic crash investigator was notified that the pedestrian died at the hospital about 4 hours later. She is identified as Joanna M. Sunseri, 81, of Kelso, Washington. Her family has been notified of her death.

The investigation is continuing. If anyone has information about this crash, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 23-121007.

This was the 18th fatal crash in Portland this year. Including another crash on May 11th, there have been 19 deadly traffic incidents this year. Nine of the crashes have involved pedestrians.



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