Cyclist hurt in NE Portland hit-and-run crash

Cyclist hurt in NE Portland hit-and-run crash

Cyclist hurt in NE Portland hit-and-run crash

Print
Email
|

by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

kgw.com

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 4 at 8:05 PM

PORTLAND -- A bicyclist was injured Wednesday night in a Northeast Portland hit-and-run crash, police said.

Police were called just before 9 p.m. to the report of a crash on Northeast Weidler Street, said Sgt. Pete Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau.

Officers at the scene learned 48-year-old Brian Lyons of Happy Valley had been riding in the bike lane when he was struck by a car turning right onto 104th Avenue. Lyons was thrown over the hood of the car and onto the ground, Simpson said.

"I could've very easily died," added Lyons.  "I'm fortunate."

The driver continued northbound on 104th without stopping.

"I just can't believe that," said Lyons.

The car was described as a silver Subaru or Honda four-door, with a hatchback and a spoiler on the rear.

Lyons was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, Simpson said.

Anyone with information on the suspect vehicle was asked to call police at (503) 823-2103.

Print
Email
|