Motorcyclist Seriously Injured After Collision with Police SUV

According to witness statements and video the Portland Police Bureau 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.

Courtesy of PPB

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