Portland mayor’s car, bicyclist bump; all OK



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of a city that prides itself on its bike-friendliness has been involved in a crash with a bicyclist. The bike rider reportedly suffered only some scraped knuckles.

A spokeswoman for Portland, Ore., Mayor Sam Adams says the mayor was driving his city-owned Prius on Wednesday afternoon. Amy Ruiz says the mayor had a green light and was about to make a turn when he braked for a pedestrian. Adams felt a bump on the back of his car and stopped to find out what happened.

Bicyclist Tasia Bernie tells The Oregonian the mayor “came to a really quick stop” to avoid the pedestrian. She says she crashed into the back of the car and fell to the pavement.

The newspaper says Adams got out and introduced himself as the mayor, making sure Bernie was OK.

Adams spokeswoman notes, “a cyclist crashed into him, to be very clear.”


Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com