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Motorcyclist in serious condition after crash with Portland police officer

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Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 11:03 PM PDT
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PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) – A motorcyclist has serious injuries after a crash involving a Portland police officer Tuesday night.

The Portland Police Bureau said the crash happened around 7:35 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Holgate Boulevard.

According to witnesses, the police vehicle was turning west onto Southeast Holgate from 92nd Avenue with emergency lights and sirens on a red light at the time of the crash. The motorcyclist was eastbound on Southeast Holgate Boulevard in the left turn lane, which according to witnesses PPB spoke with, was showing a red arrow, when the collision occurred on the west side of the intersection.

The 43-year-old motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital and entered the trauma system. The motorcyclist is said to have serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The Major Crash Team is responding. Investigators are trying to determine if speed or intoxicants were a factor. Investigators ask that anyone with information who have not spoken to police, please contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-166146.