Pedestrian dies after Sunday crash
A pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Sunday evening in East Portland died of his injuries on Monday, March 12.
The victim is identfiied as Fuk K. Chan, 74, of Portland. The driver remained at the scene, cooperated with the investigation, and was not immediately cited or arrested.
The death is the seventh traffic fatality of the year in Portland. Only four people had been killed in crashes by this time in 2017.
According to police, at 8:25 p.m. on March 11, East Precinct officers responded to the report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle in the 11500 block of Southeast Division Street. When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived, they located an adult male laying in the roadway suffering from serious injuries. Medical personnel provided medical aid and transported the man by ambulance to an area hospital, where he died.
Based on preliminary information, officers believe the victim was crossing Southeast Division Street near Southeast 115th Avenue when he was struck by a Nissan Quest minivan that traveled eastbound on Southeast Division Street.
The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to investigate the crash. The results will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review and consideration.
Traffic deaths have increased so far this year despite the City Council approving a Vision Zero policy to eliminate all fatal and serious injury crashes by 2025. To read a previous Portland Tribune story on the issue, go to portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/388157-278676-pbot-traffic-deaths-up-despite-vision-zero-efforts.