Driver hits cyclist in Milwaukie, cited for running stop sign
Police have cited 57-year-old Don Humphers after witnesses Wednesday afternoon saw him drive through a stop sign in downtown Milwaukie and hit a cyclist.
Around 2:45 p.m., Milwaukie police responded to the intersection of Southeast Harrison Street and Main Street, directly in front of City Hall. Police determined Humphers drove his vehicle west on Harrison, as the bicyclist, 20-year-old Noah Parkinson, was traveling south on Main. Witnesses indicated that Humphers entered the intersection without coming to a complete stop and struck the bicyclist.
"As a result, Mr. Humphers was issued a citation for failure to obey a traffic control device," said Milwaukie Officer Greg Elkins. "Milwaukie police would like to remind all drivers and bicyclists to come to a complete stop at all intersections and use caution when proceeding. Especially at night or in low-visibility areas where street lights are not present, or when pedestrian or vehicle traffic is prevalent."
Parkinson declined medical attention at the scene and was taken home by a family member.