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Suspect Arrested After Pedestrian Struck and Injured At Street Racing Event - One Person Injured
On Monday, August 20, 2018, at 12:14 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that a person had arrived at a Vancouver, Washington, hospital by private vehicle in connection with an incident that had occurred in Portland.
The officers learned the injured adult male was in the area of Northeast 142nd Avenue and Northeast Airport Way on Sunday, August 19, 2018, at approximately 9:30 p.m., when he was struck by a vehicle. Based on information learned during the investigation, officers believed the driver of the vehicle who struck the injured man was engaged in street racing. The injured man was reportedly standing in a parking lot, watching the driver of a black Infiniti G35 vehicle perform dangerous driving maneuvers when the collision occurred.
During the investigation, officers learned the suspected hit and run driver and the involved vehicle were likely at a residence in the 12800 block of Southeast Foster Road. Officers responded to the area, located and seized as evidence a 2007 black Infiniti G35. Officers located damage to the Infiniti that appeared to be consistent with striking a pedestrian. While at the residence, officers also located a man that was suspected to have driven the vehicle at the time of the crash. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.
Based on information learned during the investigation, medical personnel believed the injured man suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries as a result of this crash.
The suspect was identified as 22-year-old Vladyslav Momotok. Momotok was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver (felony level) and Reckless Driving.
During the evening of Sunday, August 19, 2018, North Precinct, Tactical Operations Division, Air Support Unit and Transit Division officers issued eight citations and six warnings to people believed to be involved in or present at street racing events in north and northeast Portland.
To learn more about how the Police Bureau is working with community partners, including the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Oregon Department of Transportation, to address the dangers associated with street racing, visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/693770