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Common crash types and locations

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The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a $20 million grant to PBOT for a critical 5.5-mile stretch of 122nd Avenue, pictured above, from SE Foster Road to NE Sandy Boulevard.
Understanding the types of movements and locations that lead to death and injury for people traveling in Portland informs actions in this plan.
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Pedestrians

  • 70% of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured when crossing a street and being hit by a person driving straight on that street.
  • 20% are killed or seriously injured by drivers turning into them – 14% are drivers turning left and 6% are drivers turning right.

Injuries and deaths of pedestrians by location, 2017-2021

An orange and gray pie chart of pedestrian injuries and deaths by location from 2017 to 2021 where 51% were located at intersections with a signal and 49% were located at intersections with no signal (28% at intersections with no signal, 19% mid-block, and 2% driveway).

People bicycling

  • 53% of people bicycling are killed or seriously injured when crossing a street and being hit by a person driving straight on that street.
  • 45% are killed or seriously injured by drivers turning into them – 25% are drivers turning right and 20% are drivers turning left.

Injuries and deaths of people biking by location, 2017-2021

An orange and gray pie chart of people biking injuries and deaths by location from 2017 to 2021 where 60% were at a location with no signal (47% intersections with no signal, 7% mid-block, and 6% driveway) and 40% were located at intersections with a signal.

People in motor vehicles or on motorcycles

  • 24% of deadly or serious injury crashes are rear-end crashes where one driver rear-ends another. Half of these types of crashes occur mid-block, not at an intersection.
  • 22% are turning crashes where a person makes a turn and collides with a driver traveling straight; about half of these crashes occur at signalized intersections.
  • 19% are fixed object crashes where one person drives off the street and runs into a large object like a utility pole. More than half of fixed object crashes involve speeding, driving under the influence, or both. Fixed object crashes have increased by 18% in the past 5 years.

Injuries and deaths of people in motor vehicles or on motorcycles by location, 2017-2021

An orange and gray pie chart of people in motor vehicles or on motorcycles injuries and deaths by location from 2017 to 2021 where 67% are locations with no signal (36% mid-block, 28% intersections with no signal, 4% driveway) and 33% are intersections with a signal.