‘Failure to yield’ for critically injured cyclist

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At the scene of a SE Division Street crash that critically injured a cyclist Wednesday afternoon, July 10, 2013. (KOIN 6 News, Garhy Kahne)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A bicyclist critically injured in a southeast Portland collision is being issued a ticket by Portland police.

The July 10 collision with a van left 34-year-old Hector Perez with life-threatening injuries. However, later that night the southeast Portland man’s condition was upgraded. At that time authorities said they expect him to survive.

And on Monday, Perez was issued a traffic citation. The citation lists Oregon Revised Statute 811-280, with a charge of “Failure to Yield to Vehicle While Entering a Roadway (with crash).”

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A street sign on SE Division Street in Portland, Ore. (July 10, 2013, KOIN 6 News)

Police now believe the van was driving west in the left turn lane on Division Street, preparing to turn left onto 122nd Avenue.

“It appears that Perez rode his bicycle out of the gas station lot, on the northeast corner of the intersection, through stopped traffic in the westbound lanes of Division, and right in front of the van which was moving in the specified left turn lane,” according to a Portland Police Bureau news release.

The driver of the van has been identified as a 64-year-old from southeast Portland.

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