Wednesday, November 7, 2012

One Dead in Crash on Portland Road - updated

News agencies and Salem Police report a fatal crash involving a person on bike early this evening.  No additional specific information is out.  I suppose it's possible that a person in the car has died, but the sad, sad probability is that tonight a person on bike has died in Salem. (Much more to come and this post will be updated.)

Portland Road and Wayside Terrace

Update 1, 9:50pm

From the police:
The investigation has thus far determined that a male, approximately in his 60s, was riding a bicycle across Portland Rd near Wayside NE when he was struck by a vehicle. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The identity of the deceased has not yet been positively confirmed and will not be released until confirmed and next of kin notified. No further details are being released at this time.
Update 2, Thursday, midday

From the SJ:
The man who died in a vehicle versus bicycle crash Wednesday evening was identified as a 62-year-old Salem man.

Miguel Maciel-Alejo was crossing Portland Road near Bill Frey Drive NE about 5:45 p.m. when a vehicle struck him.

The driver of the vehicle, Lucas Ferrando, 17, saw the cyclist too late and was not able to stop in time, Salem police Lt. Dave Okada said.

Northbound lanes of Portland Road were blocked until about 9 p.m. No citations have been issued, but Okada said the investigation is ongoing.

1 comment:

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

IN a different crash on Portland road in a different year...from the SJ:

"A collision between a bicycle and a Tacoma pickup sent one Salem man to the hospital Thursday [November 21st] morning, said Salem Police.

Carl Foreman, 39, was riding his bicycle in a bike lane heading south on Fairgrounds Road NE just after 7 a.m. In the 2000 block, Foreman was struck by a 2008 Tacoma pickup when it turned into the bike lane.

The driver of the pickup, 43-year-old David Wood, was
cited for failing to yield to a bicycle in a bike lane.

Foreman suffered a head injury that was not life-threatening, said Lt. Dave Okada of the Salem Police Department. He was taken to Salem Hospital.

Foreman was listed in good condition Friday afternoon.
" [emphasis added]