PORTLAND A garbage truck driver who hit and critically injured a cyclist Friday was issued a citation for careless driving following an investigation.

Jason Amundson, 29, was driving a garbage truck when he turned left onto Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard from Southeast 17th Avenue Friday around 11 a.m., according to investigators.

Asmundson hit 22-year-old Matthew Casperson of Southeast Portland as he was riding across the intersection.

Casperson was taken to the hospital with traumatic injuries. He remains in critical condition.

Police said Amundson was not impaired at the time of the crash and cooperated with the investigation.

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