Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on December 19th, 2013 at 11:13 am
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)
Just before 9:00 pm last night a person riding a bicycle was involved in a collision in northeast Portland that resulted in what the Portland Police Bureau say are "non-life-threatening" injuries.
The bicycle rider (we're awaiting confirmation of the gender) was taken to a local hospital for treatment. An early news alert about the collision stated that the person on the bicycle was knocked unconscious.
According to police, the collision took place at the intersection of NE Mallory and NE Skidmore. In a statement, the PPB say their preliminary investigation shows that the person in the car was driving eastbound on Skidmore "and struck the bicyclist" who was heading northbound on Mallory while attempting to cross Skidmore. The PPB statement also stated that, "There is a stop sign on Mallory at Skidmore." Despite mentioning the stop sign, we haven't yet heard if the PPB suspect that the person riding the bike failed to stop prior to the collision.
The driver isn't suspected of being under the influence of intoxicants and no citations have been issued at this time.
In this location, NE Skidmore is a neighborhood collector street with a speed limit of 25 mph. It's a two-way street with one standard travel lane and on-street auto parking on both sides. Mallory is a residential street just one block west of the main neighborhood arterial, NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
We're awaiting more information from the PPB about this collision and will update this story when we hear back.