Skip to comments.Bicyclist Hurt in Collision With MAX Train
Posted on 06/27/2014 5:15:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A 58-year-old man on a bicycle who rode right into the side of a MAX train, according to Hillsboro Police, suffered serious head injuries.
The bicyclist, still unidentified, was taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital.
The collision occured at 8:35 p.m. in Hillsboro. The injured man was riding his bike southbound on 10th Avenue. The MAX train was travelling westbound on Washington St.
The bicyclist was riding on the sidewalk when he ran into the side ot the train, police said. He fell onto the roadway but was not run over by the train.
The train stopped as soon as the collision occured. This caused an hours-long disruption on the MAX Blue Line. Shuttle buses were brought in for MAX passengers.
Don’t bring a bike to a train fight.
Famous last words “I think he’ll swerve”
Well, me and my wife rode 47 miles today on our road bikes, and we did not play chicken with no trains!!!! We did have a pickup truck go by us doing about 95 MPH and his wind vortex that came by us with him nearly sucked us off our bikes. It was everything to hold on and no go down. Thankfully we made it on home safely.
Light rail in the Twin Cities continues to kill pedestrians and motorists on a regular basis.
Not so much.
So much for the “Wild West” and “Blood Running In The Streets”.
Wonder if it was one of those 10 speed duche-bags in the racing shirts and spandex pants.
Around here they think they own the road, block traffic, nearly cause accidents and dare cars to hit them, Obviously that attitude with a train would be an obvious mistake.
Way to keep Portland weird.
Good for you. (on the 47 miles part) Sounds like a great way to spend a Friday. Do you ever ride on trails?
These accidents could be prevented if they painted the area around the tracks green.
Gee how did the train know he hit it, causing the train to stop?
“I’m bettin’ he’s gonna swerve first.”
Im bettin hes gonna swerve first.
Here in our area of Alabama we have the Chief Ladiga Trail. It starts in Anniston, AL and runs to the Georgia line where it connects with the Silver Comet Trial and that runs to I-285 in Smyrna, GA near Atlanta. The entire trial is about 102 miles from end to end. Lots of it is in the woods and away from towns or cities. A wonderful ride. We use it for short or recovery rides after long rides. We also will ride parts of it to connect to other roads as we ride around.
Not being a rider, I don’t know. How does painting the area green prevent accidents?
The guy probably underestimated how fast the train was moving.
“How does painting the area green prevent accidents?”
Good question. Portland has spent incredible amounts of transportation funds painting streets green for bike safety.
So far the project has increased traffic congestion & pissed off a lot of people.
Maybe it would work as well painting the tracks/s
yep, that’s what came to mind when I was making that post
LOL! I thought maybe you just meant paint areas near train crossings green so cyclists with their heads down and music on would realize they needed to look up and make sure they weren’t about to ride into a train.
Portland Oregon? I’ll bet you 15 train riders are claiming whiplash. Three of them were on the train.
Does the green paint suspend the third law of motion? That would be some seriously cool green paint. /silly mode.
I escaped Portland 20 years ago when the weird was still larval. Now it’s a huge parasitic growth sucking all the sanity out of the entire state.
Be careful on the Silver Comet, or carry while you ride. Has a bit of a reputation for attacks by hostile natives around Paulding County.
Let me guess,it was One of those cyclists who whine about cars rolling stop signs, etc. but will run every red light with out even looking.
We only ride into GA as far as Cedartown. That is about 10-15 miles inside GA from the state lines.
It's just not fair. We must protect these poor victims.
Let's repeal the laws of physics!
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