A crash at S.E. 82nd and Flavel closed that busy east-side highway for hours while the investigation proceeded

DAVID F. ASHTON - At the edge of the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood on the evening of August 15th, the intersection of S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses and Flavel Street was closed for hours, after a motorcycle and a car collided. A crash in the intersection of S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses and Flavel Street on Monday evening, August 15, brought Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officers to the scene at 8:29 p.m.

Officers found a motorcyclist down near the center of the intersection with what officers described as 'significant injuries'. The motorcycle had slid over the curb and come to rest at the fence outside the Checkered Flag Tavern, in the northwest corner of the intersection.

The involved vehicle, a late-model Audi sedan, was stopped at the curb facing eastbound on S.E. Flavel Street, just east of 82nd Avenue of Roses.

"Officers believed this would be a trauma injury and requested the PPB Major Crash Team to respond," PPB Public Information Officer Lt Nathan Sheppard reported. "The motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital by ambulance."

The other driver in the crash remained at the scene and cooperated with the ongoing investigation.

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