Status of pedestrian hit in W Burnside crash unknown


This is already the 11th investigation conducted by PPB's Major Crash Team in 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Portland Police Bureau said it is continuing to investigate a Saturday night vehicle-pedestrian crash that left a man with potentially life-threatening injuries.

A man was struck by a 2013 Infinity sedan as he attempted to cross West Burnside Street between Southwest St. Clair Avenue and Northwest 22nd Place just before 7 p.m.

Both the driver and passenger in the sedan stopped and cooperated with the investigation. Police evaluated the driver and later determined neither impairment nor distracted driving caused the crash. No arrests were made and no citations were issued.

The victim of the crash was taken to a nearby hospital where his current condition is unknown.

“Drivers go pretty fast on this road,” said a woman who lives in the area. “I always tell people ‘be careful, cross in the crosswalk.’ It’s dangerous. I’ve seen multiple accidents in the last few months on Burnside.”

Crash scene on W. Burnside. February 22, 2020 (KOIN)

This is the 11th investigation conducted by PPB’s Major Crash Team so far this year. Eight of those investigations were crashes involving a fatality, according to police.

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