Police in North Portland have reportedly arrested a man they believe was responsible for an Oregon hit-and-run accident involving a cyclist, according to a report on television station KATU’s website.
The Portland cycling accident took place early Saturday evening, when a biker was struck by a moving vehicle at the intersection of Willamette Boulevard and Bryant Street. The alleged Oregon hit-and-run driver was arrested about two hours later. The cyclist was taken to an area hospital and treated for injuries “that police said are not life threatening,” KATU reported.
Portland has long had a reputation as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the nation, but, as this accident reminds us, that does not mean bikers should ever let down their guard when riding the city’s streets. Portland bicycle accidents can be a serious problem, leading to traumatic injuries and even death. If you have been involved in a Portland bicycle accident, particularly one involving a car, truck or other vehicle, it is important to seek the advice of an Oregon personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Cyclists may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and for damage to the bike. If an accident forces you to miss work, restitution for lost wages or salary may also be in order. A Portland bike accident attorney can help you navigate our complex legal and court system, even in the wake of great stress or personal trauma.