A tragic incident occurred in Northeast Portland early Friday morning, 28 April 2023, when a driver hit and k!lled a man in a wheelchair. The driver fled the scene, and police are currently searching for them.
According to the Portland Police Bureau, officers and Portland Fire & Rescue arrived at the intersection of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street shortly after midnight to find the victim and their wheelchair.
Despite receiving medical care from emergency responders, the victim tragically di*d at the scene.
The victim’s identity has not been released at this time, pending notification of their family. The driver who struck the victim is also unknown, and police are asking anyone with information about the incident to come forward.
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This heartbreaking news has left many in the Portland community reeling. The incident serves as a somber reminder of the importance of being vigilant while driving, especially in areas where pedestrians and individuals using wheelchairs or other mobility devices may be present.
Portland Police Bureau Shared this news via Tweet-
Press Release: Hit and Run Crash Leaves Pedestrian Deceased in Montavilla Neighborhood
Link: https://t.co/2a9Z7YVRa8 pic.twitter.com/MD7QNFap2q
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) April 28, 2023
It is unacceptable for anyone to flee the scene of an accident, particularly when a life has been lost. The police are urging the driver responsible to come forward and take responsibility for their actions.
The investigation into this tragic incident is ongoing, and anyone with information that could assist police is encouraged to contact the Portland Police Bureau. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.
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