A 25-year-old man riding a bicycle was struck from behind while riding sounthbound on SE 39th Ave. just north of Powell Blvd. (map) in Southeast Portland at around 2:45 am this morning.
The hit-and-run incident left Cox with non life-threatening injuries but witnesses told KATU-TV that he was “pretty banged up”.
UPDATE: Here’s the latest from the Portland Police Bureau:
“25-year-old Brendan Michael Cox was riding his bicycle southbound on Southeast 39th when a large truck traveling southbound , struck Cox from behind. The truck left the scene. Cox was transported by ambulance to OHSU for non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet. The suspect vehicle has been described as a large dark newer Ford F250. “
Anyone with information on the collision is asked to call Officer Barry Busse of the Traffic Division, at 503-823-2216.
NOTE: At BikePortland, we love your comments. We love them so much that we devote many hours every week to read them and make sure they are productive, inclusive, and supportive (heck, sometimes we even fix your typos!). That doesn't mean you can't disagree with someone. It means you must do it with tact and respect. This is our business and we do not tolerate mean commenters who add nothing of value to the discussion. Unfortunately, we are not robots and we don't always catch everything. You can help by notifying us if you see inappropriate comments. Thanks! — Jonathan and Michael