Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 4th, 2009 at 6:55 am
[I’ve just published a new story with photos, notes and a video of the area around the crash. — Jonathan]
(University of Portland is on the right).
The Portland Police Bureau has determined that a man was hit by two motor vehicles while riding his bicycle in the area of North Willamette and Haven near University of Portland early this morning. The man — who has not yet been identified — later died in the hospital.
Here’s more from the Portland Police:
This morning at 2:26 a.m., Portland Police responded to the area of North Willamette Blvd and North Haven Street on a call of a bicyclist that had been hit. Officers located an injured man at the scene and he was immediately taken to an area hospital. This man later died at the hospital. Police are attempting to identify the deceased man.
Investigators from the Major Crash Team have determined that the bicyclist found on North Willamette Blvd. was hit by two vehicles. Both drivers and their vehicles are at the scene of this incident and investigators are interviewing both drivers.
This is the fourth fatal crash involving someone on a bicycle this year. Stay tuned for more developments.
UPDATE, 10:09AM: KATU is reporting that police say the man was pushed into traffic prior to being hit and that neighbors say they heard arguing before the incident. Here’s their video report:
UPDATE, 12:33pm: The Oregonian reports that the man killed was Kipp Daniel Crawford of Portland and that both drivers of the cars who hit him were issued DUIIs.