Portland Police Bureau - 02/24/16 9:35 PM On Wednesday February 24, 2016, at 8:51 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northwest 18th Avenue and Johnson Street on the report of a traffic crash.
Officers and medical personnel arrived and learned that a motorcycle rider and pick-up truck driver were involved in a crash and that the motorcycle rider suffered traumatic injuries.
The male motorcycle rider has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with injuries that may be life-threatening. A female passenger on the motorcycle was also transported by ambulance to the hospital with less serious injuries. The pick-up truck driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.
The intersection of 18th and Johnson is closed for several blocks in all directions.
The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash.
No additional updates are expected this evening.
The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.
To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390