PORTLAND, Ore. — A man in a wheelchair died following a hit-and-run crash early Friday morning in Northeast Portland's Montavilla neighborhood.
Police officers responded to a report of a crash around 12:11 a.m. near Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street. Portland Fire and Rescue (PF&R) crews responded and provided medical aid, but the man died at the scene, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) said. Police have not identified him.
The driver left the area before officers were called to the scene. PPB has not released any information about the vehicle or the suspect.
Although they don't currently know whether a walk sign was on, PPB believes the man was in or near a crosswalk and crossing Glisan Street.
"82nd is not necessarily the safest street that we have in the community," said PF&R. "Unfortunately, in this case an individual was struck and did not make it."
People who live and work near the intersection weighed in, explaining caution is a must.
"People don't always pay attention…there are those who do pay attention, but especially in the nighttime…it's a crazy times," said Keante.
"I make it a point of always checking left, right and left again," said Ryan. "This morning a car took a wide turn while I was driving and almost clipped me."
The Portland Police Major Crash team is investigating the crash. Police closed the intersection of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street in all directions during the investigation.
Anyone with information about the crash or the driver is asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and reference case number 23-109538.
This is a developing story and it may be updated when more information becomes available.