Two cars and a bike: Possibly the start of a droll story -- or a taffic accident. This is the latter

DAVID F. ASHTON - A PPB Traffic Division officer gives one of the involved drivers a Field Sobriety Test at the scene of this crash. A traffic accident at S.E. 72nd Avenue and Duke Street at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 17, sent three people to the hospital – and brought seven Portland Police Bureau (PPB) units to the area.

At the scene, a copper-colored Scion XB and a red Ford Windstar minivan had run headlong into the curb at the northeast corner of the intersection.

Not clearly visible in the wreckage was mangled bicycle, ridden by a victim struck down in the crash. Neighbors said they believed that the Scion went through the intersection on a red light when the bicyclist was hit.

Portland Police spokesman Sgt. Chris Burley later told THE BEE, "Three people were transported by ambulance to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries; the driver of the Scion was cited for DUII."

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