Saturday Evening Hit and Run Critically Injures Bicyclist on North Interstate Avenue

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June 17, 2013 12:05

  

On Saturday June 15, 2013, at approximately 11:30 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to North Interstate Avenue, just North of Greeley Avenue, on the report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle that fled the scene.

Officers arrived and determined that the pedestrian was actually a bicyclist, later identified as 59-year-old Mike Jan Cooley of North Portland. Medical personnel treating Cooley transported him to a Portland hospital with injuries initially believed to be non-life-threatening.

A witness described to police seeing a white Ford pick-up, possibly late 1970s model, driving erratically before the crash, which occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate Avenue.

Cooley remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital.

Traffic investigators are seeking the public's help with information about this crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Chris Johnson at (503) 823-2213 or Chris.Johnson@PortlandOregon.gov, reference PPB Case #13-48846.

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