Portland, OR (July 23, 2023) – A bicyclist passed away after being hit by a semi-truck. The accident was reported in the Portland area on Friday afternoon, July 21.
According to reports provided by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a bicyclist was struck by a semi-truck while traveling on Northwest Susbauer Road. The incident prompted the sheriff’s office to shut down the roadway between Northwest Long Road and Northwest Hornecker Road for an extended period while working to clear the road.
The bicyclist was severely injured in the accident. Despite medical efforts, the victim passed away due to the extent of injuries. No other injuries were reported as a result of this accident.
Emergency crews remained on-site for an extended period while assisting with the clean-up and investigations. At this time, investigations are ongoing.
We offer our sympathies to the family of the bicyclist who lost their life in this crash.
Truck accidents claim the lives of thousands of individuals each year in the United States while leaving tens of thousands with severe injuries requiring medical attention. Our state sees various types of truck accidents, including head-on collisions, sideswipe accidents, rear-end collisions, wide turn accidents, underride accidents, and jackknife accidents. Underride accidents, in particular, can have devastating consequences, leading to traumatic brain injuries, whiplash, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones, some of which can be life-threatening or fatal.
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