PPB cruiser and motorcyclist collide in Lents; rider sent to hospital

INCLUDES VIDEO | This is why the intersection of SE 92nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard were closed during the nearby Portland Pickles baseball game Tuesday evening …

The intersection of SE 92nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard is cordoned off after a motorcycle and a police car collide.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

On Tuesday, June 21 at 7:35 p.m., a Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct officer was involved in a crash with a motorcyclist, at the intersection of SE 92nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.

At first, all that was known was that the motorcyclist, 43-year-old male, had been taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, and entered into the trauma system.

At the time, it was revealed that the motorcyclist had been eastbound on SE 92nd Avenue, while an officer – responding to an emergency call — was trying to navigate the intersection.

Officers keep the crash scene intact until investigators arrive.

Digging deeper, East Portland News asked for more details, including the condition of the traffic signal lights (red, yellow, or green) at the intersection; and whether the PPB cruiser’s emergency lights had been flashing at the time of the collision.

“According to witness statements and video, the East Precinct officer, in a fully marked and equipped 2020 Ford Interceptor Utility vehicle, was northbound on SE 92nd Avenue turning west onto Holgate Boulevard with emergency lights and sirens activated,” replied PPB Public Information Officer Sgt. Kevin Allen.

The PPB Major Crash Team arrives, and begins to document the crash.

“The officer was en route to an injury crash call, at another location,” Sgt. Allen continued. “According to witnesses, the officer was navigating the intersection on a red light’ and, traffic on SE Holgate Boulevard was stopped to yield right-of-way, as required by law.

“The motorcyclist was eastbound on Holgate Boulevard in the left turn lane (which according to witnesses was showing a “red arrow”) when the collision occurred on the west side of the intersection,” Sgt. Allen went on.

He updated the motorcyclist’s condition as having sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The intersection remains closed to traffic into the evening.

“This traffic crash is still an active investigation; at this time, no arrests or citations have been issued,” Sgt. Allen noted. “The PPB Crash Investigators are working to determine if speed and impairment may have been factors in the crash.”

At the conclusion of the traffic crash investigation, the crash will be reviewed by Multnomah County District Attorney’s office and the Collision Review Board per policy 640.52.

Watch as this crash investigation unfolds:

Investigators ask that anyone with information who have not spoken to police, to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference Case No. 22-166146.

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