BEAVERTON, Ore. -- A 73-year-old man bicycling through a Beaverton intersection was injured when a minivan struck him Saturday morning, police said.
The man, identified by friends as Clark Henry of Beaverton, is the oldest active competitive bicyclist in the state. He was upgraded to fair condition at Oregon Health and Science University Monday morning.
Just after 8 a.m. Henry was riding in a bike lane on SW Allen Boulevard and was struck as he passed through SW Western Avenue, according to Detective Sgt. James Shumway. Police said Henry's helmet likely saved his life.
The driver was turning left onto Western, at a flashing light, and said she did not she the cyclist because the sun was in her eyes.
"The minivan struck the bicyclist with the right front corner," Shumway said, "causing the bicyclist to roll onto the hood and strike the windshield."
Henry was treated at the scene and then taken by ambulance to an area hospital. Shumway said the man suffered broken ribs and a collapsed lung.
The minivan driver was not injured. Investigators determined she was not impaired.
No citations were issued.