Round 4:30 am Saturday a younger man was strolling on Southeast Cesar Chavez Boulevard when he was hit and killed by somebody driving a automotive. The automotive driver fled the scene and continues to be on the free.
Portland Police haven’t revealed many particulars about what occurred however we’ve heard from a supply that the sufferer is a 23-year-old who lived only one block from the place he was hit. In response to one one that obtained audio from the scene (and posted about it on this Reddit thread), the killer’s automobile could be heard within the distance accelerating quickly proper earlier than making impression with the sufferer. The PPB says their investigation so far exhibits the sufferer was in or close to a marked crosswalk on the time he was struck.
This crossing may be very acquainted to many Portland bike riders. SE Clinton is among the metropolis’s hottest bike routes and is a delegated neighborhood greenway. As you possibly can see within the Google Avenue View picture it has inexperienced bike lanes and bike bins on all sides (each of that are occupied with bike riders).
BikePortland reader Maria Schur reached out to us as a result of she has a good friend who was victimized by a hit-and-run driver at this similar location again in June. Schur stated her good friend was using eastbound on Clinton with a inexperienced mild round 7:30 am when somebody driving a black automotive hit him and left him within the highway. The rider broke his clavicle.
Cesar Chavez on this location has a 30 mph velocity restrict and consists of 4 basic lanes with no shoulder. It has a slight downhill within the northbound path. Individuals who stay within the space are hoping one thing could be executed to enhance security. Street design is one factor, however the lack of justice and accountability and what seems like an rising quantity of hit-and-run crimes simply provides salt to the wound.
Anybody with details about Saturday’s deadly hit-and-run ought to contact the PPB Visitors Investigation Unit at 503-823-2103.
— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and firstname.lastname@example.org
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