Pedestrian hit leaving MAX station
A 29-year-old man was struck by a car and seriously injured very early Sunday after stepping into traffic from the MAX station at 122nd Avenue and East Burnside.
The name and condition of the victim was not immediately released. Police say he is expected to survive his injuries.
The 23-year-old female driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. She has not been cited or arrested.
According to police, at 12:43 a.m. on Dec. 15, East Precinct officers responded to 122nd Avenue and East Burnside Street on the report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.
Officers arrived and located the pedestrian suffering from traumatic injuries. Officers began applying aid until medical personnel arrived and transported the man to a Portland hospital for treatment.
Officers learned that the driver was traveling eastbound on Burnside in a 2000 Honda Civic and had a green light to continue across 122nd Avenue. The pedestrian stepped out from the MAX platform for eastbound MAX and into the lane of traffic where he was struck by the vehicle.
The driver was not impaired by drugs or alcohol and was driving within the speed limit according to witnesses.
The case will be given to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office at the completion of the investigation.