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Pedestrian hit by motorcycle

A pedestrian was struck by a motorcycle and seriously injured in Southeast Portland on Sunday.

The motorcycle rider received minor injuries.

Police identified the pedestrian as 61-year-old David Bruce Hoobler. The preliminary investigation indicates that he walked in front of a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle being driven by 24-year-old Timothy Fisher that was traveling eastbound on Division approaching 148th Avenue. Fisher laid the bike down and it skidded on it's right side, striking the pedestrian and knocking him to the pavement.

Hoobler was not in a crosswalk when he attempted to cross Division and appears to have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, police say.

Fisher remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. He was not impaired by drugs or alcohol.

No citations have been issued in this crash and the investigation is continuing.

East Precinct officers responded to a report of the accident at 9:22 p.m. on Aug. 4. Officers and medical personnel arrived and found two patients, the pedestrian and the motorcyclist. The pedestrian was transported with life-threatening injuries. The motorcycle rider was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The investigation is being conducted by the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team.