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Bicyclist struck by vehicle in Scappoose

60-year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries


Photo Credit: COURTNEY VAUGHN - Scappoose Rural Fire District personnel, along with a Columbia County Sheriff's deputy, render medical aid to a man who was struck while riding his bicycle near Roadrunner Gas & Grocery in Scappoose. The bicyclist was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries.

A bicyclist who was struck by a minivan Monday afternoon did not suffer serious injuries, Scappoose Police say.

An unidentified 60-year-old Scappoose man was riding his bike along Highway 30 in Scappoose in front of Roadrunner Gas & Grocery Monday, when he was hit by a man in a Honda Odyssey minivan exiting the gas station.

The bicyclist was conscious but unable to get up when Scappoose Rural Fire District, Scappoose Police and a Columbia County Sheriff's deputy arrived on scene around 1:15 p.m.

The driver of the van was not injured.

According to the driver, who declined to give his name at the scene, the bicyclist was crossing the driveway along Highway 30.

“I glanced over, I didn't see him, I just accidentally [clipped] him,” the driver said.

Scappoose Police Chief Norm Miller said Wednesday that the bicyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time.

Miller said the collision was "not high impact."

“There was nothing life threatening about his injuries,” Miller noted. He believes the cyclist was headed west on the highway.

According to radio communications between police and fire agencies, the bicyclist may have been transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. The extent of his injuries are not yet known.

The bicyclist isn't the first to be injured by a vehicle along Highway 30.

In late August, a 74-year-old St. Helens man was struck and killed by a truck on Highway 30, just west of Rainier.


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