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Bicyclist injured after being struck by minivan along Allen Boulevard

UPDATE • Police cite driver after Saturday accident
by: Submitted photo A 76-year-old man riding a bike was struck by this minivan. The impact caused the cyclist to hit the windshield.

An investigations continues into an accident Saturday morning between a bicyclist and minivan.

Just after 8 a.m., Beaverton police responded to a report of a vehicle striking a bicyclist at the intersection of Southwest Allen Boulevard and Western Avenue.

Police said 76-year-old Clark Henry had been riding his bike through the intersection when he was struck by a minivan driven by Leslie Solomon, 40. Solomon was cited for failing to obey a traffic control device because she did not yield to oncoming traffic - the bicyclist - at a flashing yellow light.

Henry, who was wearing helmet, was treated for injuries at the scene and then taken to an area hospital, where he is being treated for broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

"He is undergoing further tests to determine additional injuries, but is described as stabilized at this time," said Beaverton Police Sgt. Jim Shumway.

Police said Solomon was driving east on Allen and turning north onto Western. She had a flashing yellow light at the time she was making the turn and did not see the bicyclist, who was traveling west on Allen on the north side of the street in a designated bike lane. The minivan struck the cyclist as he passed through the intersection. The impact caused the cyclist to roll onto the hood and strike the windshield.

Solomon told police she did not see Henry because the sun was in her eyes.

"Officers determined that the driver was not impaired," Shumway said, ruling out alcohol and drugs being factors in the crash.