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Police: Driver had diabetic issue, crashed into bicyclist and pedestrian outside brewpub

Emergency workers with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue respond Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to a crash where a driver of a car hit a bicyclist near Southwest Murray and Allen. (Photo: Beaverton Police Department)

Beaverton Police say a driver suffered a diabetic medical issue that led to a violent crash Tuesday afternoon.

Witnesses reported a person driving erratically for several blocks near SW Murray and Allen. That driver hopped the curb and struck a bicyclist near the intersection.

"The car came up onto the curb and hit the biker and the biker flew off into the intersection," said Randi Humphries, who witnessed the crash. "I just looked at the biker and saw that he was in pretty bad shape."

Another witness then saw the driver continue up the street before the car flipped over and landed inches away from a window at McMenamin's brewpub.

"I've never seen anything like that before," said Damian Dove. "It's kind of traumatizing. Normally, I don't get bothered by things like that but to actually sit there and see it happen right there in your face, it's life-changing. It's something I wouldn't want to see again."

The driver was flown via LifeFlight to OHSU. The bicyclist was also hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

A person outside the brewpub was also struck by either the car or debris and was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police are still investigating but initial reports suggest criminal charges won't be filed in the case.


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