My low-budget re-creation of this morning’s collision
at SW Bertha and B-H Hwy. (Bike = green, car = blue.)
28-year old Jessie Belter suffered a broken leg when she was struck by someone driving a car as she rode in the bike lane on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway this morning.
According to the Portland Police Bureau, the collision happened at about 7:50 am at the intersection of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and SW Bertha Blvd (map). The person driving the car was 33-year-old Nicole Poor. The police say that Poor was driving northbound on SW Bertha and attempted to turn westbound (left) on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. Belter was headed eastbound in the bike lane. Poor stopped at the stop sign, but then, “failed to yield to the bicycle rider,” police say. Luckily, the car was only traveling about 5 mph.
Poor has been issued a citation for, “Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device.” (Asked why that was the citation if the woman stopped at the stop sign, the PPB told me, “She stopped, but should have remained stopped longer… she didn’t look and see the rider.”) (more…)