PORTLAND, Ore.–On Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10:38 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to eastbound I-84 at the I-205 off ramp on the report of a pedestrian being struck by a car.
Officers arrived on scene and found the pedestrian suffering from life threatening injuries. It appears the pedestrian’s car had broken down earlier and was walking away from the disabled car. The pedestrian was transported to a local area hospital and is currently in an ICU. The driver of the vehicle, 29-year-old Emmanuel Gonzalezcoria (Gonzalez-Coria), remained on scene and was ultimately arrested and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count each of driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving and assault in the second degree.This was the 53rd activation of the Major Crash Team for 2019. The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers’ number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction and disobeying signals.
The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero. To learn more about the City of Portland’s Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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