Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Another Fatality in Portand

Here's another fatality....
Monday's crash was the fourth fatal accident between a motor vehicle and a bike this year in Portland. A man hit by a car along North Marine Drive last week was upgraded from critical to serious. At least two other cyclists were killed in accidents not involving a motor vehicle.

Last year, there were no bike fatalities in the city.

In Monday's crash, police said the truck driver for AGG Enterprises, an SUV and the cyclist were all headed south down Interstate near the Kaiser Permanente campus. The truck and SUV both passed the cyclist near the top of the hill, police said.

Apparently it is important to distinguish the city boundaries from the rest of the metropolitan area. I suspect there is a numbers game going on here with the definition of a bike fatality. I guess a researcher will have to scour the obituaries and police traffic reports for Portland and the surrounding cities and counties to get a true picture of what is going on in the urban area commonly known as Portland.