A 17-year-old boy passed away yesterday morning due to injuries he sustained in a collision with a car on Highway 99E/McLoughlin Blvd. in Gladstone (10 miles south of downtown Portland) just before midnight on Tuesday.
The Oregon State Police say the boy, Nicolas Levi Moreno, was attempting to cross McLoughlin Blvd. at SE Glen Echo Road when he was struck by a Honda Prelude driven by 49-year-old Philip Teters. Moreno was
eastbound westbound on Glen Echo and Teters was driving north on McLoughlin.
An OSP statement reports that Moreno was attempting to cross on a red light and that their investigation, “indicates the bicycle did not have lighting equipment.”
According to OSP Lieutenant Gregg Hastings there’s no indication that impairment from drugs or alcohol was a factor.
Reader Matt Picio is familiar with this intersection he says McLouglin is a 45 mph zone in that area. Picio says that without a light, it’s “extremely doubtful” the operator of the car even saw the boy on the bike.
The Clackamas County Bike Map shows Glen Echo Road as a bike route and it is a common way to reach River Road to head north.
— Read more about Nick Moreno in the Oregonian: Crash victim was avid biker