The calm of a popular bike boulevard was shattered in Southeast Portland this afternoon when a truck and a bike collided in the intersection of SE Lincoln St. and SE 50th Ave.
According to Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division Lieutenant Bryan Parman, a man in a car was traveling northbound on 50th and a man on a bike was riding westbound on Lincoln when the collision occurred.
Parman says preliminary statements gleaned from two witnesses (and from the driver of the truck) is that the motor vehicle had the green light (both streets are signalized). Parman says that fact is “still under investigation” and that his traffic investigation team is compiling evidence and talking to the witnesses.
Also according to Parman, the man on the bike (who was not wearing a helmet) suffered “significant injuries” and was transported to OHSU where his condition is listed as serious.
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