UPDATE - Major Crash Team Investigating Bicycle/Vehicle Crash in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood

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March 28, 2014 12:55

  

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.

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This evening, Thursday March 27, 2014, at 7:48 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast Killingsworth Street and Cully Boulevard on the report of a traffic crash involving a bicycle and a vehicle.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the bicycle rider, a male in his 20s, suffering from traumatic injuries. He has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment and his current condition is not known.

The driver of the vehicle has remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

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. The crash occurred West of the intersection.

Due to the bicycle rider's injuries, the Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation into the crash.

Killingsworth Street is closed in both directions as the investigation continues.

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