Portland Police Seek Information About Street Racing Crash Suspect, Victims (Photo)

May 17, 2024 10:26


The Portland Police Bureau is seeking information about what is believed to be a serious injury crash involving a participant in a street takeover last month.

View a video of this incident here: https://youtu.be/NS0BE8GT6co . Viewer discretion is advised. The video may be difficult for some to watch.

In the early morning hours of Sunday, April 14, 2024, at North Multnomah Street and North Williams Avenue in the Lloyd District Neighborhood, hundreds of people and dozens of cars were taking part in a street takeover event.

During the event, at about 2:51a.m., one of the participant drivers was seen sliding in the blocked intersection. During one stunt, the driver struck one of the onlookers, causing what are believed to be serious, potentially life-threatening injuries. The driver continued sliding while onlookers rushed toward the injured person. During the chaos, 2 additional onlookers were struck by the suspect driver. Their injuries were unknown. One of the onlookers, seen in the video wearing no shirt, was carried off by another onlooker.

After striking at least 3 people, the suspect driver left the scene, but returned later to continue sliding.

Some reports suggested that other onlookers were performing CPR on the injured person. Police were not able to immediately respond due to a large, hostile crowd and active street racing continuing. EMS was canceled because the patient was reportedly being transported via private vehicle. What happened to the patients after the incident is unknown.

The suspect driver and the 3 injured people have not come forward, and the suspect’s vehicle has not been located. The suspect vehicle is a mid-1990’s Ford Mustang coupe, black with yellow painted front-end, low-profile spoiler, and custom chrome wheels. The vehicle may have dents or other damage to the rear quarter-panels.

The injured onlookers are asked to contact PPB. Likewise, if anyone has information about the suspect driver, they are asked to reach out. Witnesses to these crimes are also being sought, including those who took photos and videos. Anyone with information is asked to e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and please reference case number 24-91703.

Alternatively, Information can be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Oregon. Anyone wishing to submit a secure and anonymous tip regarding this or any unsolved felony crime should visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your mobile device.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters remain anonymous.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, or to view other unsolved cases, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/ .

The Portland Police Bureau will continue its efforts in educating community members about the dangers of speed racing and street takeovers. This education will be conducted on our social media platforms and through one-on-one conversations with participants. PPB wants to remind participants that street takeovers can result in jail time, fines, and towed vehicles.

Every year, Portland Police officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones.

Future missions are being planned as resources allow. These missions typically will not be preannounced, so participants are warned that they are risking arrest, towed vehicles, and traffic tickets if they take part in illegal street racing or takeovers. The goal of these missions is to deter people from engaging in these illegal and dangerous activities that are often related to crashes, shootings and other criminal activity.

Photo description: Ford Mustang painted black with yellow front hood and fenders, chrome wheels, surrounded by onlookers



Email News Releases

Get News Releases from the PPB directly to your inbox.

Open Data Portal

Datasources from the Portland Police Bureau.

Social Media

Social Media and Podcasts from PPB.

Media Relations

Police Media Resources

Strategic Communications Unit
Phone: 503-823-0830
1111 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

Recent Headlines:

PPB News Archives


© OpenStreetMap contributors