A man who was involved in a bike-on-bike collision on August 12 has died after succumbing to major head injuries. The incident occurred on Bridge Pedal Sunday but was not related to the event.
According to Sgt. Brian Schmautz of the Portland Police Bureau, 56 year-old Daniel Hunt was riding his bike downhill on SE 11th Ave. when he struck 55 year-old David Ladeane (also on a bicycle). Ladeane was pulling out onto SE 11th from a parking lot just before SE Stark St. and Hunt hit him head-on (here’s a map of the intersection).
The collision caused Hunt to do a “face plant” and he suffered severe head injuries. Ledeane received only minor scrapes.
Neither rider was wearing a helmet.
This photo appeared in the Oregonian — along with a brief report — the day after the incident (August 13):
The story was also mentioned briefly on KOIN TV news. They reported that both men “appeared to be local transients”.
I learned of Hunt’s death from a reader today. I followed up on the information with the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office and confirmed that Daniel Hunt died on August 21st from a skull fracture and sub-
dermal dural hematoma.
Hunt’s family has been contacted and funeral arrangements have been made.