PORTLAND, Oregon - Investigators have learned a PPB officer was in a marked patrol vehicle responding to assist another PPB officer who was asking for help. The officer involved in the crash was driving westbound on Southeast Flavel Street, approaching the intersection. An adult female, driving a gray Accura TL, was driving southbound on Southeast 112th Avenue, approaching the same intersection. The police vehicle and the Accura collided at the intersection. The collision caused the police vehicle to flip several times and land on its roof. The Accura had front end damage.
On May 23, 2020, at 3:41 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the intersection of Southeast 112th Avenue and Southeast Flavel Street in regards to a traffic crash involving two vehicles.
Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the intersection to assist in the investigation. One of the involved individuals has been transported to the hospital with serious injuries. This intersection is closed a block in every direction for all traffic. This intersection is not expected to open for several hours.
The woman was transported to urgent care by a PPB officer to receive medical care. The officer involved in the crash was transported to a nearby hospital, and has since been released.
If anyone has information about this crash, they are asked to contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213 or [email protected]