Bicyclist critically hurt in SE Portland crash

SE 122nd Avenue is closed in both directions north of Division Street

A bicyclist suffered traumatic injuries after being hit by a car on SE 122nd Avenue, June 21, 2017. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A bicyclist was critically injured after being involved in a crash with a car Wednesday night in Southeast Portland, police said.

A bicyclist suffered traumatic injuries after being hit by a car on SE 122nd Avenue, June 21, 2017. (KOIN)

The crash happened just after 9 p.m. on the 2300 block of SE 122nd Avenue.

Police said 35-year-old Abdikadir Omar was sent to the hospital with traumatic injuries. The driver of the car, 33-year-old Nicolette Duffus, involved in the crash stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, according to authorities.

SE 122nd Avenue was closed in both directions north of Division Street.

Investigators learned both Omar and Duffy were traveling southbound on 122nd Avenue. Omar reportedly veered out of the bike lane and collided with Duffus’ vehicle, which caused him to crash.

According to investigators, Omar was not wearing a helmet and was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

Omar remains in a Portland hospital in serious condition with head injuries. He could be issued traffic and/or criminal citations once the investigation is complete.

Duffus was issued traffic citations for driving while suspended, driving uninsured and failure to register a vehicle.

Just a day earlier, a 70-year-old pedestrian was hit at the intersection of SE 122nd Avenue and Division Street. It’s a notoriously dangerous corridor that’s already received some modifications as part of Vision Zero.