Bicyclist treated and released, hospital says



A bicyclist struck by an SUV while riding along East Fourth Plain Boulevard near Evergreen Park on Monday night has been released from Southwest Washington Medical Center, according to a hospital employee.

AMR Northwest ambulance paramedics rushed the bicyclist, 39-year-old James Brady of Vancouver, to the hospital where an employee said on Tuesday morning that he was “treated and released.”

Brady suffered scrapes and bruises and possibly broken bones, police said. Additional details about his condition were not released.

Brady was struck by Jose Sanchez, 42, of Vancouver who fled the scene in his 1995 Chevrolet Blazer. He was tailed by two witnesses until he stopped nearby, police said. Sanchez was arrested on suspicion and of DUI and hit-run driving.

The accident was reported about 7:50 p.m. along Fourth Plain at Wilson Avenue, just west of Todd Road and Rossiter Lane.

When rescuers and police arrived, the injured Brady said the last thing he remembered was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk. He wore no bicycle helmet, police said.