Below is the statement released by the Vancouver Police Department last night. For more coverage, read this story in the Columbian.
Posted: January 21st, 2009 8:30 PM
At approximately 2:35pm today, Vancouver Police were dispatched to an injury collision involving a bicyclist and a vehicle on SE 136th Avenue at SE 7th Street. When officers arrived, they found a teenage bicyclist had been struck by a vehicle in the intersection.
Kristopher Miles, 13 years of age from Vancouver, was riding his bicycle northbound in the crosswalk on the west side of SE 136th Avenue at SE 7th Street. A westbound SUV driven by Andrea Dickinson, 28 years of age from Vancouver, struck Miles on his bicycle in the crosswalk. Miles and his bicycle were pushed more than 100 feet west of the intersection to a final rest location on SE 7th Street. Miles suffered critical head, shoulder, and leg injuries and was initially transported to Southwest Washington Medical Center for treatment before being transported by Life Flight air ambulance to Emanuel Hospital for continued medical treatment. Dickinson’s vehicle had stopped at the posted stop sign on the east side of the intersection before entering and crossing the intersection. Miles was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.
The crash is still under investigation by Vancouver Police Traffic collision investigators. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Vancouver Police, #360-487-7400 for Officer Brewster.