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Teen seriously injured in Highway 47 bike crash Tuesday morning

COURTESY PHOTO - A teen girl was hit while riding her bike to school this morning on Highway 47. A 16-year-old Forest Grove girl was seriously injured when she was struck by a vehicle while riding her bike this morning on Highway 47 around 9 a.m.

She was riding her bike to the Community Alternative Learning Center, where she is a student, according to Forest Grove Police Capt. Mike Herb.

The girl was reportedly traveling south near the northbound shoulder of the roadway, against northbound traffic when she was hit. She was transported by Life Flight to Oregon Health Sciences University with serious injuries.

The driver of the vehicle, Gregory Pliske, 45, of Gaston remained on scene and is cooperating with officers. Highway 47 is open, however, traffic is still slow through the area. The Oregon State Police is assisting in the continuing investigation.