Bicyclist sustains life-threatening injuries in Northwest Portland crash

A bicyclist suffered life-threatening injuries after a crash with a vehicle in Northwest Portland on May 15, 2018. KATU photo

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Police Bureau says a bicyclist suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash with a vehicle Tuesday morning.

The crash occurred in the 2700 block of Northwest Nicolai Street at 8:04 a.m.

When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene, they found an injured man and a bicycle on the ground. Medics say the man suffered what appear to be serious, life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash.

The man was transported to a hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Police believe the bicyclist exited a parking lot, traveled into the eastbound lane of Northwest Nicolas Street and crashed into a passing truck.

Officers will close the street between Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 29th Avenue for the next three to four hours during the investigation.

Anyone with information about the crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

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