Woman on bike collides with sheriff's car

By Paul Suarez, Columbian web producer

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A woman on a bicycle reported no injuries after hitting a sheriff’s car Wednesday in downtown Vancouver, officials said.

The crash was reported around 10:15 a.m. at the intersection of Harney and 11th streets near the sheriff’s office headquarters.

The woman rode across the intersection and collided with the sheriff’s car, said Kevin Stromberg, Vancouver fire spokesman.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, the woman was up, walking and said she wasn’t hurt, Stromberg said.

She declined transport.

“It was a pretty low speed impact,” Stromberg said.

Vancouver police took a report.

The sheriff’s office sent a sergeant to document the incident, said Sgt. Fred Neiman, sheriff’s spokesman. That’s standard procedure in any crash involving a deputy vehicle, he said.

Internal affairs reviews the case regardless of who is at fault or if there were any injuries, Neiman said.