Man accused of hitting bystander, driving away from street racing event
PORTLAND, Ore. – A 22-year-old is facing hit-and-run and reckless driving charges, accused of hitting another man with his car while street racing in Northeast Portland on Sunday night.
The pedestrian who was hit was taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
A relative of the victim tells KATU that they suffered a broken wrist, a concussion, and "road rash" from hitting the pavement.
According to police, the street racing incident happened about 9:30 p.m. Sunday near NE 142nd and Airport Way.
Video from the event shows a driver in a black 2007 Infiniti G35 performing “dangerous driving maneuvers” when he strikes a man who was standing in the parking lot.
Investigators learned that the suspect and car were likely tied to a home on SE Foster Road. Officers arrived to find an Infinity G35 with damage that matched up with the crash.
Vladyslav Momotok, 22, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a felony count of failure to perform the duties of a driver (hit-and-run) and reckless driving.
Officers issued eight citations and six warnings to people they thought were at Sunday’s street racing gathering.