Thie bicyclist was weaving through traffic in the middle of a block, trying to cross. That probably caused the crash

DAVID F. ASHTON - After the rider was rushed away by ambulance from the collision on S.E. Powell Boulevard, his bike and belongings were moved over to the north sidewalk for later safekeeping. A man riding a bicycle — and towing a trailer loaded with personal items — was struck while riding across S.E. Powell Boulevard in the middle of a block, just west of 28th Place, late Wednesday afternoon, July 27.

Central Precinct officers were dispatched to the collision at 5:01 p.m., and found a rider down near the center of the highway.

Woodstock Fire Station 25's Engine Company arrived to provide emergency medical support until ambulance paramedics took over, before leaving westbound — likely to OHSU — for evaluation and treatment of the victim.

"Witnesses said the bicycle rider was swerving through traffic as he crossed the street, and was 'bumped' by a vehicle, causing him to crash," a PPB officer at the scene told THE BEE. "The driver stayed at the scene, and cooperated with the investigation."

There is no word on how the bicycle rider might be doing, but he was not thought to have received any serious injuries.

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