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Clayton Chamberlin, 66, struck while crossing road in wheelchair in Southwest Portland

A man has died from injuries sustained after being struck in a crosswalk along Barbur Boulevard in Southwest Portland.

Portland Police Bureau responded to an injury traffic incident in the 3000 block of Southwest Barbur Boulevard at 8:33 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16. Officers said when they arrived on scene, they determined a single vehicle struck a pedestrian who was using a wheelchair to cross the road that night against the crosswalk signal.

The person struck was later identified as Clayton Chamberlin, 66.

"Medical personnel [were] called to the scene and began attempting lifesaving measures on the pedestrian," a PPB press release states. "The pedestrian was rushed to an area hospital but later succumbed to their injuries."

Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team (MCT) responded to the scene and investigated.

The MCT later concluded the unidentified vehicle had been traveling southbound on Southwest Barbur Boulevard and had a green signal. Clayton was crossing the road on the east side of Southwest 30th Avenue in the crosswalk, but against the crossing signal, police noted.

Clayton was struck and landed on the west side of the intersection in the opposite crosswalk.

"The vehicle stopped and the driver was cooperative with the investigation and showed no signs of impairment. The driver was, however, suspended at the violation level. The driver had a passenger in the car; however, they did not witness the collision."

PPB Officer Garrett Dow of the MCT is heading up the crash investigation. Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact Dow at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-823-5070.

The crash marked the 51st MCT callout of 2020 and the 56th fatality on Portland roadways for 2020.


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