Driver failed to yield at intersection
HILLSDALE - On May 22 at 7:52 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct and the Traffic Division responded to the report of a bicycle rider struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Southwest Bertha Boulevard and Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.
Medical personnel responded and transported the bicycle rider, 28-year-old Jessie L. Belter, to an area hospital, where it was determined that she had a broken right leg.
The driver of the car, 33-year-old Nicole Y. Poor, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
Traffic investigators determined that Poor was driving northbound on Southwest Bertha Boulevard then made a westbound turn onto Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, where she struck Belter, who was riding her bicycle eastbound on the highway in the bike lane. The driver of the car stopped at the stop sign but failed to yield to the bicycle rider.
Investigators believe that the collision speed was approximately 5 miles per hour.
Poor was issued a citation for failure to obey a traffic control device.
Traffic in the intersection was affected briefly as investigators processed the crash scene.