Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on September 30th, 2012 at 10:31 pm
The Portland Police Bureau just reported a fatal collision involving a man riding a bicycle and someone driving a car.
The collision occurred at SE 148th and Mill in the Centennial Neighborhood around 9:00 pm tonight (9/30). The intersection is slated for a traffic signal as per plans by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to create a neighborhood greenway on SE Mill. Currently it's slated for completion in 2015.
No additional details are available right now; but the PPB has launched an investigation and I'll update this post as I learn more. If you saw anything or have information to share, please call the Portland Police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.
UPDATE: KATU News has posted a photo from the scene (not graphic).
UPDATE, 11:30 am 10/2: The PPB still hasn't released many more details. Below is what I have just heard from Traffic Division Capt. David Hendrie:
"We had five major crash team callouts in 48 hours over the weekend so it has been hectic... the rider was riding on the sidewalk and rode in front of the car that was turning left onto Mill. The investigator is still reviewing the evidence from the crash. The driver of the vehicle was not impaired and there is no indication she could have avoided the collision. It will be some time before we know more."
UPDATE, 1:45 pm, 10/2: I just posted a full update here.