This morning, Tuesday May 22, 2012, at 7:52 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct and the Traffic Division responded to the report of a bicycle rider struck by a vehicle at Southwest Bertha Boulevard and Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.
Medical personnel responded and transported the bicycle rider, 28-year-old Jessie L. Belter, to an area hospital where it was determined that she had a broken right leg.
The driver of the car, 33-year-old Nicole Y. Poor, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Traffic investigators determined that Poor was driving northbound on Bertha then made a westbound turn onto Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway where she struck Belter, who was riding her bicycle eastbound on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway in the bike lane. The driver of the car stopped at the stop sign but failed to yield to the bicycle rider.
Investigators believe that the collision speed was approximately 5 miles per hour. The driver of the car was given a citation for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device. Traffic in the intersection was affected briefly as investigators processed the crash scene.
Posted by Josh Lamborn
Source: Portland Police Bureau