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Cyclist injured in collision on Highway 26

Kennedy Salveter, 20, of Sandy taken to hospital with injuries Wednesday


Oregon State Police are investigating a bicycle-involved traffic crash that injured one person Wednesday afternoon along Highway 26 about seven miles east of Sandy.

Kennedy Salveter, 20, of Sandy, was riding his bicycle along Highway 26 near milepost 32 at the bottom of Cherryville Hill, when he was struck by a passing van’s right side mirror, according to police. Irma Swearengen, 80, also of Sandy, was driving the 1998 Plymouth Voyager van at the time.

Salveter was wearing a protective helmet, but was knocked down and injured after being hit in the hip by the mirror. He was transported by an AMR ambulance to Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center in Gresham.

Oregon State Police said his injuries were not life threatening.

Swearengen complained of chest pains after the crash and was evaluated by paramedics, but not taken to the hospital.

Oregon State Police were assisted at the scene by Sandy Fire District 72.

Trooper Ted Moisan led the investigation and Swearengen was cited by Oregon State Police for careless driving.