'Impaired driver' cited for Duke Street wreck injuring three
A traffic accident at S.E. 72nd Avenue and Duke Street at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 17, sent three people to the hospital – and brought seven Portland Police Bureau (PPB) units to the area.
At the scene, a copper-colored Scion XB and a red Ford Windstar minivan had run headlong into the curb at the northeast corner of the intersection.
Not clearly visible in the wreckage was mangled bicycle, ridden by a victim struck down in the crash. Neighbors said they believed that the Scion went through the intersection on a red light when the bicyclist was hit.
Portland Police spokesman Sgt. Chris Burley later told THE BEE, "Three people were transported by ambulance to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries; the driver of the Scion was cited for DUII."