Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 21st, 2011 at 8:49 am
An early morning collision on NE Marine Drive at 122nd resulted in injuries to a woman riding her bike and two citations for a man operating a motor vehicle who police say turned left in front of her.
The crash happened at about 6:36 am and was initially reported as a crash involving someone walking. Upon further investigation, the Portland Police Bureau realized that the woman that was hit was on a bicycle prior to the collision.
The woman, whose name has not been released, suffered non life-threatening injuries and is recovering at the hospital. The PPB have identified 21-year old Robert Babb as the motor vehicle operator.
Traffic investigators have learned that Babb was driving westbound on NE Marine Drive and the woman on the bike was headed eastbound. The collision occurred when Babb turned turned left onto 122nd. While some segments of Marine Drive are a multi-use path off the main road, this section has standard-width bike lanes directly adjacent to 45 mph motor vehicle traffic.
Mr. Babb was issued citations for making a Dangerous Left Turn and Driving Uninsured.
The woman who was hit is named Karey Swan. She is 28, lives in Portland, and is a veteran racer. She is at Legacy Emanuel Hospital recovering from injuries and was set to go to surgery today. We'll keep you posted on her condition.