Former UO quarterback taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuies

Former NFL and University of Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington was injured in a bicycle accident Sunday evening.

Harrington, 33, was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to police, Harrington was riding a bicycle westbound on Southeast Foster Road at about 8:24 p.m. when he was struck from behind by a vehicle. Police officers with the East Precinct responded to the accident.

Police say Harrington was hit by a Toyota RAV4 being driven by 24-year-old Derek Johnson. Johnson was driving west on Foster behind Harrington when he struck the bicycle's rear tire, causing the crash.

Police cited Johnston for following too close.

Harrington is working for Fox Sports as a radio analyst in Portland.

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