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The Portland Police Bureau’s major crash team is investigating a collision between a bicycle and car at Northeast Killingsworth Street and Cully Boulevard at 7:48 pm Thursday night.
Police said the man on the bike, described as being in his 20s, suffered “traumatic injuries” and was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. Police did not release his name, and his current condition isn’t known.
“Preliminary information indicates that the bicycle rider was traveling in a northwesterly direction from Cully Boulevard, across Killingsworth, when he struck the side of the westbound vehicle on Killingsworth,” a police news release said. “The crash occurred west of the intersection.”
The driver of the vehicle has remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, the news release noted.
Both Cully and Killingsworth are striped with narrow bike lanes at this intersection; it’s one block north of the north end of Cully’s elevated and parking-protected bike lane. The intersection also has four double-striped crosswalks and button-activated pedestrian signals.
We’ll update the site as more information becomes available.
UPDATE, 1:13 pm: Here’s the latest information from the PPB:
Traffic officers are continuing to investigate last night’s crash that critically injured a bicycle rider in Northeast Portland.
24-year-old Ryan Egge remains in critical condition but is expected to survive his injuries.
Investigators learned that Egge was riding his bicycle northbound on Cully Boulevard at a high rate of speed when he cut through a convenience store parking lot on the southwest corner of Cully and Killingsworth and continued riding onto westbound Killingsworth, where he struck a 2013 Dodge Dart traveling westbound, driven by 64-year-old Cheryl Sellars.
Egge was not wearing a helmet and suffered a significant head injury.
Sellars was not impaired or speeding and cooperated with investigators.
The investigation is continuing and citations may be issued at a later time.
Michael Andersen was news editor of BikePortland.org from 2013 to 2016 and still pops up occasionally.