Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on October 31st, 2007 at 9:15 am
Noticed this story on KGW yesterday:
“A Portland cyclist launched to the asphalt will get a $100,000 settlement check from the City of Portland.
The city forgot to change a sewer grate when it created a bike lane in Southwest Portland.
Essentially, it accidentally set a trap and cyclist Gary Dunkley fell right into it.”
The story says Dunkley was “going about 25 mph” when he hit the grate and then stopped instantly, resulting in 60 stitches, memory loss, and double vision.
Commissioner Sam apologized, said the settlement is “absolutely appropriate” and asked everyone to call in hazards to PDOT’s traffic safety hotline, (503) 823-SAFE (7233).
Read and watch the full story on KGW.com (registration might be req’d).