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Police: Alcohol May Have Caused Serious Bicycle Crash

The bicyclist was transported from the scene by LifeFlight to Oregon Health & Science University.

Molalla bicycle crash
Oregon State Police are continuing the investigation into Thursday's serious injury bicycle involved crash that occurred along Highway 211 just east of Molalla. Photo Courtesy: Oregon State Police

(MOLALLA, Ore. ) - Oregon State Police are continuing the investigation into Thursday's serious injury bicycle involved crash that occurred along Highway 211 just east of Molalla.

Initial investigation indicates alcohol is a possible contributing factor for the injured bicyclist.

The bicyclist's name is still withheld until we have confirmed a family member was notified.

At approximately 7:40 a.m., a 44-year old male riding a bicycle westbound on Highway 211 near S. Vaughan Road when he suddenly turned left into the path of a westbound 2005 Toyota pickup approaching from behind.

The pickup's driver, 32-year-old Victor Maxfield, from Molalla, wasn't able to avoid the bicyclist and struck him.

The bicyclist was transported from the scene by LifeFlight to Oregon Health & Science University. Initial information indicates he is in critical condition.

Maxfield was not injured.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Molalla Police Department, Molalla Rural Fire Protection District, and ODOT. The highway was closed for about 45 minutes.

Source: Oregon State Police

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