PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man died after his motorcycle collided with a car in Northeast Portland, said police.
The crash happened around 5 p.m. Saturday evening between the Roseway and Rose City Park neighborhoods. Portland police officers were called out to NE Sandy Boulevard and NE 65th Avenue and arrived to find the motorcyclist severely injured.
The crash investigation suggests the motorcyclist was riding east on NE Sandy when they hit the car, a Honda CRV, was driving north on NE 65th Ave., crossing NE Sandy Blvd. The motorcycle then struck the driver’s side of the Honda. Based on where the impact happened, investigators believe the motorcycle was going east in westbound lanes. Speed appeared to be a key contributing factor, according to investigators.
The rider was treated at the scene by emergency responders and immediately taken to a nearby hospital. However, despite life-saving efforts by medical staff, he was later pronounced dead. Police identified him as a 50-year-old man from Gresham, but have not yet released his name.
The driver in the car was uninjured from the crash, and authorities said they cooperated with the investigation.
The intersection was closed as teams from the Traffic Division and the Forensic Evidence Division conducted an investigation.
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