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Update: Woman riding bicycle hit down in Springwater/Esplanade gap

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on September 17th, 2008 at 11:45 am

Reader Ed Manning witnessed a collision involving someone on a bicycle who was receiving emergency treatment this morning at SE 4th and SE Division Place (Google Map).

He reports that it happened at about 8:00 am and the female cyclist was "in an ambulance stretcher with multiple ambulance and firemen working on her. I'm not sure what she hit but she looked pretty unresponsive on the stretcher."

Here's the photo he sent from the scene:

As we all know, this area is not only highly industrial and busy with trucks, but it is also the site of two major construction projects. I've reported about the potential for crashes here in the past and I'll be interested to hear more about what happened.

I'm following up right now with the PPB and hope to have an update soon.

UPDATE, 12:36pm: I just spoke with the PPB spokesman and he says this was not a collision and that the woman operating the bicycle was reported to have fallen on her own. The ambulance and fire responded but no one from the Police Bureau was there because no other vehicle was involved.

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  • Kt September 17, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Wow, I hope she\'s ok!! Thanks for keeping us posted, JM!

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