UPDATE #2: Bicyclist Crossing I-205 Traffic Struck by a Vehicle - Traffic Division Investigating

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August 20, 2013 10:30

  

The bicyclist struck on I-205 has been identified as 40-year-old Daniel Benjamin Albertsen and he remains in serious condition at a Portland hospital.

No citations have yet been issued in this case and there is no updated information on if his dog was ever found.

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The bicyclist struck on I-205 today has been identified as a 40-year-old man. His name is being withheld at this time until family can be located. He remains in a Portland hospital in critical condition but is expected to survive his injuries.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the man was riding his bike on the right shoulder of I-205 northbound then began to cross over the freeway towards the center median. A northbound driver traveling the speed limit struck him as he reached the left lane.

The driver stopped and has cooperated with the investigation.

There is unconfirmed information that the bicyclist may have a had a dog on a leash at the time of the crash. No dog was located and it is not known what type of dog it may be.

Anyone seeing a loose dog with a leash should call Multnomah County Animal Control.

No citations have been issued and the case remains an open investigation.

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This morning, Thursday August 15, 2013, at 10:23 a.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a bicyclist struck in the northbound lanes of I-205 underneath the Killingsworth overpass.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the adult male bicyclist suffering from traumatic injuries. He has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment and his condition is not presently known.

The driver who struck the bicyclist has remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Preliminary information indicates that the bicyclist was attempting to cross the freeway when he was struck.

Presently the left and center lanes of northbound I-205 are closed as investigators process the crash scene.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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