Sunday November 27, 2022
SNc Channels:



Sep-20-2010 22:14printcomments

Bicyclist Struck by Amtrak Passenger Train Dies

As of 10:05 p.m. tonight the train is still blocking two Milwaukie intersections.

Death investigation

(MILWAUKIE, Ore.) - A man was struck and killed by an Amtrak passenger train tonight at approximately 9:30 p.m. Officer Ulli Neitch with Milwaukie Police, says she responded to the incident quickly; it happened about half a block from the TV station.

"The incident occurred at the SE Oak Street intersection with Campbell, right next to Milwaulkie Shopping Center."

Neitch says witnesses that were stopped for the train saw a bicyclist, described as an adult male, peddle into the intersection for an unknown reason, and navigated the bike through an area that allowed him to go around the crossing arm.

"He didn't make it, witnesses say that as he went around the crossing arm he was hit by the train."

It was Officer Neitch's day off, she had stopped by the police department to check email.

"It is a very unfortunate incident, I ran, it happened half a block from the police department. I thought maybe I could render first aid but quickly saw that was not an option."

She says the train engineers stopped as quickly as possible; as of 10:05 p.m. tonight it was still blocking two Milwaukie intersections.

"It is the same location and crossing where a female in the early morning hours had laid on the tracks." That incident happened a little over a year ago, Neitch said. "I was off that day, not involved in that one."

Tonight she said she had just arrived at the department when she heard the train go past. She suspects the man, who has not yet been identified, was fatally struck by the passing train.

There were no reports of injuries to anyone on the Amtrak.

Tim King: Editor and Writer

Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines.

Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Tim has several years of experience in network affiliate news TV stations, having worked as a reporter and photographer at NBC, ABC and FOX stations in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. Serving the community in very real terms, is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. As News Editor, Tim among other things, is responsible for publishing the original content of 65 writers. He reminds viewers that emails are easily missed and urges those trying to reach him, to please send a second email if the first goes unanswered. You can send Tim an email at this address:

Comments Leave a comment on this story.

All comments and messages are approved by people and self promotional links or unacceptable comments are denied.

[Return to Top]
©2022 All opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of

Articles for September 19, 2010 | Articles for September 20, 2010 | Articles for September 21, 2010

Your customers are looking: Advertise on!

Use PayPal to

The NAACP of the Willamette Valley

Donate to and help us keep the news flowing! Thank you.