Disoriented pedestrian injured, south of Holgate on the Avenue of Roses

DAVID F. ASHTON - 82nd Avenue of Roses was closed while officers investigated this pedestrian-involved accident. At 9:48 p.m., on Wednesday, March 22, East Precinct officers responded to a pedestrian-involved accident on S.E, 82nd Avenue of Roses, between Raymond and Liebe Streets.

Officers determined that a 1996 Chrysler Town & Country Van had struck the pedestrian, who had stepped into traffic from the west curb, near the IHOP Restaurant. It is unclear why he'd stepped into the street, but neither he nor the driver appeared to be impaired.

"43-year-old Andrew Everett Hennes is suffering from serious but not life-threatening injuries; was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment, and is expected to survive," reported Portland Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson.

The driver, 44-year-old Billy Deshan Nelson, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators Simpson said – adding, "No citations were issued to either Hennes or Nelson."

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