Friday, June 27, 2014

Not much media coverage of this event

A 58-year-old cyclist was seriously injured after crashing into a TriMet train Thursday evening, Hillsboro police said.
The crash occurred at about 8:30 p.m. on Southeast 10th Avenue and Southeast Washington Street in Hillsboro. Police said the cyclist was riding his bike southbound on 10th Avenue as a TriMet train was traveling westbound on Washington Street while crossing 10th Avenue.
Police said the cyclist was riding on the sidewalk when he ran into the side of the train and fell onto the roadway.
The man suffered serious head injuries, and he was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. No other injuries were reported.
Roads will be closed for about four hours while authorities investigate the crash. Tenth Avenue will be closed between Baseline Road and Main Street. Washington Street will be closed between Ninth Avenue and 11th Avenue, police said.
TriMet blue line service in Hillsboro has been disrupted, and shuttle buses are serving stations between Hatfield Government Center and 12th/Washington.
-- Kasia Hall Woman sues TriMet for $251,000, blaming malfunctioning MAX train doors for broken hip (video) |

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