Police ID woman, bicyclist seriously injured in Beaverton crash
BEAVERTON, Ore. – A driver and bicyclist are recovering in the hospital with serious injuries after the woman behind the wheel suffered a diabetic medical issue Tuesday afternoon and hopped the curb along SW Murray Road.
The woman’s vehicle struck the bicyclist before going into a roll and striking the McMenamins brewpub.
Someone at the pub suffered some minor injuries, and the driver’s dog “Wallaby” escaped the crash unharmed.
According to police, 71-year-old Christine Hayward, of Portland, was heading south on SW Murray Boulevard when she started having a diabetic medical issue.
Officers said Hayward hit at least one vehicle before she started driving on the sidewalk and bike lane, striking bicyclist Larry Conner, 38, of Beaverton, near the Allen Boulevard intersection.
Officials said she struck a second car before her vehicle flipped, went offroad, and hit 28-year-old Cami Wann who was eating outside the pub.
Hayward was flown to the hospital in an air ambulance. Conner and Wann were both driven to the hospital in ambulances.
Hayward and Conner suffered serious injuries in the crash. Wann is being treated for minor injuries.
Officials said Wallaby is staying with a family friend while Hayward is in the hospital.
A fourth person, Jacqueline Winkler, was outside the pub with Wann at the time of the crash; no word from police on whether she was hurt in the incident.