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.

Ijust 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.

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