Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on February 8th, 2007 at 8:11 am
UPDATE: KATU TV has confirmed that both the driver, Mark Grover, and the cyclist, Dawn Slawta were intoxicated at the time of the crash. Grover has been charged with DUII and sent to jail and Slawta remains in serious condition at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in North Portland. Full story here.
Early reports indicate that alcohol was a factor for both the bicyclist and the motorist in a nearly fatal crash just after midnight last night in Northeast:
From The Portland Mercury:
"At 12:11 am, Northeast Precinct officers were called to a serious injury collision at NE 15th Ave. and NE Skidmore. Officers arrived and learned that a 24-year-old female riding a bicycle appears to have collided with a 44-year-old male driving a vehicle through the intersection. She was transported to Emanuel Hospital after having sustained serious and possibly life threatening injuries.
Due to the serious nature of the injuries, officers have called out the Traffic Division Fatal Team to conduct an investigation. Officers told me that it appears that the consumption of alcohol by both drivers will be a factor in this collision. "
KATU-TV has video with their story.
This unfortunately comes less than a week after a fatal crash in Southeast Portland.
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