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Cyclist injured crossing Highway 26

Bicycle mangled and drug by truck into collision with Manning Dairy Queen


by: COURTESY PHOTO - A bicycle struck by a truck traveling on Highway 26 was carried under the vehicle until the truck crashed into a fence at the Manning Dairy Queen Saturday.A Portland cyclist crossing Highway 26 near Milepost 47 Saturday afternoon was struck by a truck, resulting in serious injuries for the rider and triggering a two-hour closure of the highway.

Police are still investigating the crash. No charges have been filed.

The accident left the cyclist, Betty Johnson, 56, of Portland, seriously injured. She was transported to an area hospital by ambulance shortly after the crash.

Highway 26 was closed for two hours starting around 4 p.m. following the accident while investigators examined the scene.

Oregon State Police reported that Johnson was riding westbound on the north shoulder of Highway 26 on Saturday, Nov. 3, along with a group of four companions. At around 3:56 p.m. Johnson attempted to cross the highway toward the Manning Dairy Queen. She was struck by a westbound 1990 Isuzu pickup driven by Kerry Costello, 27, of Manzanita.

The pickup carried the bicycle across the highway, eventually crashing into a fence outside the Dairy Queen restaurant.

Lt. Gregg Hastings of the Oregon State Police said Monday that police are still investigating the crash, but with Johnson injured there is no rush to determine an enforcement action.



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