Bicyclist struck in NE Portland suffers critical injuries

Car hits cyclist in Northeast Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A bicyclist was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a vehicle in the Cully neighborhood Tuesday night.

Officers responded at 10:41 p.m. to Northeast Cully Boulevard and Killingsworth Street on a report of a traffic crash involving a bicycle rider and a driver.

Officers and medical personnel quickly began treating the bicycle rider, Alberto Canche-Mukel, 51, of Northeast Portland.

The driver, Ramon Benton, 34, of Northeast Portland, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

Benton was eastbound on Killingsworth, entered the intersection and struck Canche-Mukel, who was northbound on Cully, police said.

The collision remains under investigation.

Due to the severity of Canche-Mukel's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is conducting the investigation. The intersection of Cully and Killingsworth was closed for several hours.

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