GRESHAM, Ore. – A motorcyclist was hit at the intersection of Northeast 181st Avenue and Glisan Thursday evening.
The crash happened in front of a Gresham police station at about 5:30 p.m.
Police confirmed that the man hit was an off-duty Troutdale police officer. His name has not been released.
The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries police said.
Witnesses described a horrific crash.
“He flew 50 feet – helmet in three pieces,” one witness told KATU. "I ran up to help. He told me he was a police officer. ... Said he couldn't feel his legs."
The motorcycle appeared to be his personal one.
According to police, a SUV was traveling southbound on 181st and began to make a left-hand turn into a parking lot and hit the motorcyclist who was going north bound from Glisan.
Police said the driver is being cooperative, and they don't believe alcohol or speed was a factor in crash.
The motorcyclist was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.