Bicyclists collide; life-threatening injuries
Another ***** in the "Bicyclists don't hurt anybody" argument used to justify red light and stop sign running (note that this accident did not involve running a stop. However, it does demonstrate the falsehood of the argument that "bicyclists don't hurt anybody" in a collision):
Bicyclists Collide; Life-Threatening Injuries
PORTLAND - Two bicyclists collided Sunday, leaving one with life-threatening injuries.
Police say this two-bike crash was not related to the bridge pedal event that was going on at the time.
The riders were two white men in their 50s.
A 56-year-old was riding his bicycle southbound on the sidewalk in the area of Southeast 11 Avenue and Southeast Stark Street, when he collided with a 52-year-old riding eastbound through a parking lot near the intersection.
The 56-year old was transported to a local hospital with what appeared to be life-threatening injuries. The 52-year-old was not injured.
Police said both cyclists appeared to be local transients, and neither was wearing a helmet.