Update: Police Investigate Traffic Crash Involving a Bicycle Rider

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February 05, 2011 10:50

  

The Portland Police Major Crash Team responded to the 6000 Block of Southwest Multnomah Boulevard Friday, February 4, 2011, at approximately 2:21 p.m. on what was originally reported to be a hit and run traffic collision involving a person riding a bike. Officers arrived and learned that the crash was not a hit and run but the vehicle that collided with the bicycle rider went through a fence and hit a house.

The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 63-year-old Candice Palmer. Investigators said Palmer cooperated fully with the investigation and alcohol was not a factor in the cause of the crash. The person riding the bike has been identified as 20-year-old Reese Wilson. Wilson is still in critical but stable condition at an area hospital. Investigators do not believe Wilson had been wearing a helmet.

This is an ongoing investigation and no charges have been filed or citations issued at this time.

***Original Message Below***

This afternoon, Friday February 4, 2011, at approximately 2:21 p.m., Portland Police officers responded to the 6000 Block of Southwest Multnomah Boulevard on the report of a hit and run traffic crash involving a person riding a bike. Officers arrived and learned that the crash was not a

hit and run but the vehicle that collided with the bicycle rider went through a fence and hit a house.Medical personnel responded and transported the bicycle rider to an area hospital with potential life-threatening injuries. The person driving the car was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team is on scene and conducting an investigation into the crash.

Traffic is currently affected along Southwest Multnomah Boulevard from 45th Avenue to Garden Home Road.

Additional details will be released when they become available.

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