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Accidents injure two bicyclists, one driver


Two bicyclists and an automobile driver were hospitalized as the result of two accidents Friday morning.

According to the police, at 8:18 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast 28th Avenue and Killingsworth Street on the report of a bicyclist struck by a vehicle.

When officers and medical personnel arrived, they contacted the bicyclist and the driver, both of whom had injuries as a result of the crash. The bicyclist was transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic but not life-threatening injuries. The driver was also transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The bicycle rider Steven Odell., 47 He remains in a Portland hospital being treated for serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Oldsmobile Cutlass has been identified as Tasha Brown, 34.

Based on witness statements and the crash investigation, officers believe that Odell was riding his bike southbound on 28th Avenue and turned left onto Killingsworth without coming to a complete stop. Brown was driving westbound on Killingsworth Street and had the right-of-way when the collision occurred.

No citations have been issued at this point and the case remains under investigation.

Then, at 11:01 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast 17th Avenue and McLoughlin Boulevard on the report of a collision involving a bicyclist and a garbage truck.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located both parties. The bicyclist was transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries. The driver's condition is not immediately released.

Their names were not immediately available.

Traffic officers began an investigation.