The Portland Police Bureau’s Major Crash Team responded to a serious collision involving a bicycle rider today just after 11:00 am.
It happened at the intersection of SE 82nd and Henderson, just a few blocks north of Flavel. The police say someone driving a car southbound on 82nd and a woman bicycling eastbound on Henderson collided with each other. The bicycle rider is being treated for what police refer to as,
“serious life-threatening injuries.”
Police are conducting a full investigation. Here’s a snip from their official statement:
The investigation is in its early stages and at this time officers believe the driver of a Honda Pilot drove south on Southeast 82nd Avenue as the bicyclist traveled east on Southeast Henderson Street. The bicyclist and Honda collided at the intersection of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Henderson Street. The driver of the Honda remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. There have been no citations issued or arrests made at this time.
This is a “T” intersection. Henderson does not continue eastbound across 82nd, except for a commercial driveway.
This location is also just one block north of where a woman was killed while bicycling in July 2016. Lydia Johnson was in the bike lane riding eastbound on Flavel when she was the victim of a right-hook from someone turning a box truck onto southbound 82nd.
We’ll share updates on today’s crash as they come in. If anyone has information about what happened please get in touch.
If you want to help make 82nd better, the 82nd Avenue Improvement Coalition is hosting an event this Wednesday (10/17) where they’ll share their vision and moderate a panel discussion.
UPDATE, 10/16 at 2:40 pm: The woman has died.
UPDATE, 10/18: Police have confirmed the woman who died is 52-year-old Pamela Seidel of Portland. A commenter below said she was homeless and was fondly remembered by nearby residents.
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