Former Portlander Lindsay Caron seriously injured by hit-and-run driver while biking in San Diego

Lindsay Caron in Portland in 2009.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Lindsay Caron is in a San Diego hospital after being hit from behind by a driver while riding her bike on Monday.

According to news reports in San Diego, Lindsay was hit from behind while riding on Ingraham Street in Pacific Beach around 10:20 pm Monday Night. The driver of what authorities think is a dark, four-door SUV fled the scene and is still on the loose. If you have any information about what happened please contact San Diego PD’s traffic division at 858-495-7805 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

The collision caused life-threatening injuries and Lindsay is still at the hospital. A friend who set up a Facebook support group for Lindsay said she’s in a medically-induced coma and is scheduled for several surgeries.

Lindsay lives in Seattle and is a prodigious traveler and adventurer who attended Portland State University from 2009 to 2012. When not working toward her environmental studies degree, she was active in the cycling scene. In 2010 she wrote a few stories for BikePortland. In 2011 she earned a professional development grant from Portland Society.

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Washington County Sheriffs seek reckless driver who hit and injured bicycle rider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S9Mv33XcPw
(Video of suspect taken by a witness and released by Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office needs help finding reckless driver who hit an innocent person, gave them the finger, then fled the scene. The victim was on a bicycle and had stopped on the side of the road to check his map.

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Portlanders move from grief and shock, to activism following horrific hit-and-run

Looking east toward PSU Urban Plaza from SW Montgomery.
(Photo © Jonathan Maus)

Portlanders are still coming to grips with the traffic violence experienced downtown on Friday. While details about 61-year-old Greg Porter continue to trickle out and the women he hit still recover at an area hospital, leaders in the transportation reform community are moving from grief and shock into action.

Kiel Johnson and Sarah Iannarone (both familiar names to BikePortland readers) are organizing an event next Tuesday (June 5th) that aims to promote an inclusive Portland. Here’s the event description:

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Someone drove onto the sidewalk on PSU campus and seriously injured three women – UPDATED

The red x’s mark where victims were lying as they received medical attention.

Just as we feared back in November after a similar tragedy took place in lower Manhattan; the horror of vehicular violence has come to Portland.

About an hour ago someone appears to have intentionally steered their SUV up a curb on SW 6th Avenue just before Montgomery and hit at least three women. Portland Police say two of them are being treated at OHSU with life-threatening injuries and the other one has serious injuries that are not expected to be life-threatening. A fourth person is believed to have been injured but left the scene and so far PPB have not been able to contact them.

From media coverage we know that one of the victims was found right at the top of the ramp of the Portland State University Urban Plaza outside Cafe Yumm! and the Rec Center. Another victim was lying south of that near the transit stop outside the cafe.

The driver fled the scene and police are on the hunt (they typically don’t update media with cases like this because they don’t want to tip off the suspect who might be watching the news).

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