Crash shuts down part of East Burnside in Portland; motorcyclist taken to hospital

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A crash involving a motorcycle rider and the driver of a car shut down East Burnside Street from Northeast 14th Avenue to 18th Avenue on Friday.

Emergency crews responded to the scene near Burnside and 17th Avenue at around 2:50 p.m.

Investigators said a motorcyclist swerved to avoid a car that pulled out in front of him. The motorcycle rider then crashed head-on with a sedan.

The man on the motorcycle was taken to the hospital. His condition was not immediately known.

Police said the other driver directly involved in the crash was cooperating with the investigation.

Roads in the area were expected to remain closed until 5:30 p.m.

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