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Bicyclist Hurt in Collision With MAX Train
KATU ^ | Jun 27, 2014 | Bill Gallagher

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.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: oregon

1 posted on 06/27/2014 5:15:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Don’t bring a bike to a train fight.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 5:16:50 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: nickcarraway

Portland OR


3 posted on 06/27/2014 5:18:08 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: nickcarraway

Famous last words “I think he’ll swerve”


4 posted on 06/27/2014 5:18:08 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


5 posted on 06/27/2014 5:19:05 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: nickcarraway

Light rail in the Twin Cities continues to kill pedestrians and motorists on a regular basis.

Permit holders?

Not so much.

So much for the “Wild West” and “Blood Running In The Streets”.


6 posted on 06/27/2014 5:19:40 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: nickcarraway

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.


7 posted on 06/27/2014 5:20:01 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: nickcarraway

Way to keep Portland weird.


8 posted on 06/27/2014 5:20:30 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: RetiredArmy

Good for you. (on the 47 miles part) Sounds like a great way to spend a Friday. Do you ever ride on trails?


9 posted on 06/27/2014 5:21:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

"I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can..."


10 posted on 06/27/2014 5:22:10 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Valpal1

These accidents could be prevented if they painted the area around the tracks green.


11 posted on 06/27/2014 5:23:41 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: nickcarraway

Gee how did the train know he hit it, causing the train to stop?


12 posted on 06/27/2014 5:23:47 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: NonValueAdded

“I’m bettin’ he’s gonna swerve first.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHpXxAW3p_o


13 posted on 06/27/2014 5:24:15 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: nickcarraway

“I’m bettin’ he’s gonna swerve first.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHpXxAW3p_o


14 posted on 06/27/2014 5:24:48 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: nickcarraway

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.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 5:28:24 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: Cold Heart

Not being a rider, I don’t know. How does painting the area green prevent accidents?


16 posted on 06/27/2014 5:31:58 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: Cold Heart

The guy probably underestimated how fast the train was moving.


17 posted on 06/27/2014 5:32:44 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: nickcarraway
Hillsboro is a little over 23 miles west of Portland and has become a bedroom community of Portland. More than likely the biker was a non-wage slave out collecting cans for his medicinal pot which he takes because of his anxiety. And I am not being funny or sarcastic.
18 posted on 06/27/2014 5:43:44 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: Valpal1

“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


19 posted on 06/27/2014 5:45:50 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: PapaNew

yep, that’s what came to mind when I was making that post


20 posted on 06/27/2014 5:45:54 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: Cold Heart

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.


21 posted on 06/27/2014 5:49:23 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: Valpal1
The city of Portland paints the bike lanes green at major intersection which gives the bikes ownership of the road. It is so surreal I can't really describe it. It was the idea of the ex gay mayor who had a fling with an underage government intern.
22 posted on 06/27/2014 5:49:55 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: nickcarraway

Portland Oregon? I’ll bet you 15 train riders are claiming whiplash. Three of them were on the train.


23 posted on 06/27/2014 5:53:02 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: crazyhorse691

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.


24 posted on 06/27/2014 5:56:30 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: RetiredArmy

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.


25 posted on 06/27/2014 5:59:51 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: nickcarraway

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.


26 posted on 06/27/2014 6:02:32 PM PDT by matt04
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To: PAR35

We only ride into GA as far as Cedartown. That is about 10-15 miles inside GA from the state lines.


27 posted on 06/27/2014 6:17:58 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: 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."

It's just not fair. We must protect these poor victims.

Let's repeal the laws of physics!

28 posted on 06/27/2014 6:49:18 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Valpal1
If the thought sounds good then everything else ceases to exist...reality is an alien concept to liberals. 20 years ago they were cute like a hamster that attacks a horse. Now they are obnoxious know nothings bound by emotion to force their thinking upon everybody else.
29 posted on 06/29/2014 1:38:59 AM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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