A Portland woman, Susan V. Bartlett, 66, has died after an Aug. 30 head-on collision between the gas-powered scooter she rode and an SUV.
The Portland Police Bureau announced Bartlett's death this afternoon.
In all of last year, PBOT recorded 34 deaths. But despite a push to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2025, Portland continues to experience a high and growing number of fatal crashes and has already exceeded last year's total.
On August 30 at 8:43p.m., police responded to a crash at Northeast Tillamook Street and Northeast 40th Avenue.
They issued the driver of the Ford Expedition SUV "a citation for improperly executed left turn," according a police bureau news release. "Officers found no signs of impairment or distraction," PPB added in a statement.
Bartlett, who police said was wearing a helmet, was taken to the hospital, and police said was initially expected to survive, however she later died in surgery.