Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 21st, 2017 at 10:56 pm
BREAKING: A bike rider is struck by a vehicle near 122nd and Division. Condition unknown. Will have updates shortly pic.twitter.com/f5dR4L0vyb
— Andrew Dymburt (@DymburtNews) June 22, 2017
Portland Police are responding to a serious injury collision that happened at the 2300 block of SE 122nd Avenue tonight.
The collision was between someone driving a car and a bicycle rider. The injuries to the bicycle rider have been described by police as “critical” and “traumatic.” The driver remained at the scene. No other details have been released.
On Tuesday morning, just one block away, a woman was hit and nearly killed while trying to cross 122nd at Division. The driver in that case fled the scene and was later arrested thanks to the work of witnesses who followed the man to his home and alerted authorities.
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122nd is a well-known by the City of Portland as a dangerous road. It’s an officially designated High Crash Corridor. According to ODOT crash data, the Division/122nd intersection is the fourth most dangerous intersection in Portland. PBOT’s Vision Zero Crash Map shows that there were 13 serious injury collisions at the intersection between 2005 and 2014.
The City of Portland has targeted 122nd Avenue for safety improvements in recent years, including $8 million for crossing and bus service upgrades in 2015.
We’ll share updates on tonight’s collision as they come in.