This just in from the Portland Police Bureau’s Public Information Office:
UPDATED statement posted at 11:10pm:
“On Tuesday, September 9, 2008, officers from East Precinct and the Major Crash Team were called to the area of Southeast 122 Avenue and Southeast Division Street on a serious injury collision involving a motor vehicle and bicyclist. During the subsequent investigation, officers learned that a Subaru driven by 24-year-old Stuart Brown was in the process of making a westbound turn from the northbound lane on Southeast 122 Avenue when a bicyclist struck the right rear side of his car. At the time of the collision the bicyclist, 19-year old Andrew Constantinescu, was southbound on Southeast 122 Avenue and believed to be in the bike lane.
Investigators are in the process of interviewing witnesses and reconstructing the collision. Just prior to the collision, motorists had stopped in both on the southbound lanes of Southeast 122 Avenue to allow Brown to complete his turn into the restaurant. Investigators have yet to determine if the fact that vehicle were stopped, blocked the view of either the motorist and the bicyclist.
Mr. Constantinescu was transported to OHSU with possible life threatening injuries but doctors believe he will survive. Speed or impairment are not believed to be factors in the collision.
No citations have been issued in this continuing investigation.”
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