Bicycle-car collision near River Road and Beltline
The Register-Guard is reporting on a bicycle-car crash today on River Road. The report says a teenager on a bike was going the wrong way in the bike lane — that is, riding against traffic — and collided with a turning car.
The description of the accident in the R-G story doesn’t quite make sense to me, though:
The teen’s bicyclist [sic] was struck by a northbound Volkswagen Jetta as it turned left from River Road onto Division Avenue. The teen, whose name was not released, was riding south in the northbound bicycle lane at the time, police said.
I suspect there may be an error in the directions here — perhaps the car was actually headed south? Or maybe the cyclist was going the wrong way in the southbound bike lane?
I’m trying to check on the details.
In any case, it seems police were not faulting the driver in this crash. The R-G says the cyclist would probably be cited for going the wrong way in the bike lane. As for the diver, KEZI says she was not being cited. KMTR says she was cited for having a suspended license. The R-G says she was cited for driving without insurance. So we’re not sure.
The KMTR story has a scary photo of the aftermath — broken windshield and bike under the car.
Let’s hope everybody is going to be OK.