Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on February 6th, 2011 at 8:20 am
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is investigating a hit and run that happened early Friday morning on Highway 30 just north of NW Quarry Road (north of Sauvie Island Bridge, about 11 miles north of downtown Portland).
The man who was hit while riding his bicycle is Joseph Anderson, a Portland resident. A friend of Anderson's tells me he is "an avid cyclist."
Here are a few more details from the MCSO:
The hit and run occurred... sometime before 5:30 a.m. The victim has been identified as Joseph Anderson, of Portland. Mr. Anderson is a white male, 5'8, 135lbs, with dark hair. He was riding northbound on Highway 30 just south of N.W. Quarry Road. Mr. Anderson was wearing a grey baseball hat, a white or silver wind breaker, a dark colored shirt, blue jeans and black athletic shoes at the time of the accident. The bike he was riding is a Marin Mountain Bike grey in color.
Anderson's injuries are severe. He might have been hit more than once before someone stopped and came to his aid. He has been taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland. I don't know many other details at this point. I'll update this story as I find out more.
If you have any information about this incident, please call the MCSO at (503) 261-2810.
UPDATE: KATU reports tonight that Anderson has been upgraded to fair condition.