July 31, 2021

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Bend cyclist remains in critical condition, day after collision with car in NE Bend

(Update: Police update cyclist’s condition)

Police say driver was turning onto Third Street, stayed on scene

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – A Bend bicyclist remained in critical condition Sunday, one day after a collision with a car in a northeast Bend intersection, police said.

The crash late Saturday afternoon and subsequent investigation closed Northeast Third Street for several hours. Police had few new details to offer Sunday, only the condition report and that the investigation is continuing.

Officers were called around 4:40 p.m. to the reported crash at the intersection of Third Street and Olney Avenue, Lt. Bob Jones said.

An investigation determined the cyclist, a 59-year-old Bend man, was heading east on Olney Avenue when he entered the intersection and was struck by a Ford Focus driven by an 84-year-old Bend man who was turning left, from westbound Olney onto southbound Third Street, Jones said.

The cyclist was not responsive when officers arrived, as bystanders reportedly were performing CPR. He was taken by Bend Fire medics to St. Charles Bend with life-threatening injuries.

The Ford’s driver stayed on the scene and cooperated with officers investigating the crash, Jones said, adding that no citations were immediately issued.

The crash investigation, including a crash reconstruction team, closed Third Street from Norton to Revere avenues. ODOT had detours in place.