The Portland Police are on the lookout for someone who intentionally drove their car into someone riding a bicycle. The crash happened Thursday (9/23) at 7:00 p.m. near the intersection of SE 150th and Main St. The person operating the bicycle sustained a dislocated shoulder and the description of the vehicle is a white mini van.
According to PPB Sgt. Todd Davis, the collision does not appear to be related to the double hit and run that occurred at the Rose Quarter last week.
In this incident, it appears that a confrontation between both parties led to the hit and run. According to Sgt. Davis, the victim reported that the motor vehicle approached him from behind and then honked when it got about 10 feet away from him. The victim said he then flipped the person in the car off with his middle finger and kept riding. The white mini van passed him on the left then “shoved him off the road intentionally by hitting him with the right front fender of the vehicle.”
The Police do not have a lot to go on and they are looking for witnesses to help solve this case. Please call the 823-3333 if you have any information.
As I shared back in April, this incident should serve as another reminder that — no matter what happens out there — middle fingers do not usually result in positive outcomes.
As an update on the Rose Quarter double hit and run, Sgt. Davis says they’ve created an internal flyer with a photo of the Subaru WRX that has been distributed to every officer and they are continuing to follow up on tips.