Cyclist hit by tow truck in Portland hit-and-run

Cyclist hit by tow truck in Portland hit-and-run

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Cyclist hit by tow truck in Portland hit-and-run

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by Teresa Blackman, kgw.com Staff

kgw.com

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 28 at 8:19 PM

PORTLAND – A bicyclist was hit by a tow truck that left the scene in Southeast Portland Wednesday, according to police.

The victim, a teenager, suffered traumatic injuries and was rushed to a Portland hospital for treatment. Police said his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

"I'm glad he's okay," said fellow cyclist Tracy Puhl.

The crash happened just before 11 a.m. near the intersection of Southeast 7th Avenue and Southeast Taylor Street.  Witnesses said the flat-bed tow truck took off westbound on Taylor Street after hitting the bicyclist.

"I think we seriously need a yellow flashing light here," said neighbor Theresa Bowers.

The tow truck and its driver were found hours later but as of 3:45 p.m., police said no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information that may help investigators was urged to call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

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