PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A young man has died after being hit by a car on SE 122nd Avenue Saturday evening.
Hussain Ahmed Alhamzah, 24, was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries where he later died.
Portland police said Alhamzah was hit near Liebe Street while getting out of his parked car. The driver, later identified as 35-year-old Fernando Cuevas Jr., did not stop, but was found by police near SE 140th and Holgate.
Cuevas was arrested and booked in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of failure to perform the duties of a driver and recklessly endangering another person. He has since been released.
Cuevas has a court date scheduled Monday at 2:30 p.m., according to police.
Tasha Moore, who lives in the area, was surprised by what happened, but said her own son was involved in a crash in the area last year.
“A drunk driver or something drove into the lady’s yard, the fence in her yard,” Moore told KOIN 6 News. “He was diving erratically down Holgate and just before he got to 192nd, he hit my son and my son went flying all over the place.”
Her son survived with a broken bone and concussion.
SE 122nd Avenue was closed for several hours from Raymond Street to Holgate Boulevard while the Major Crash Team investigated.