Beaverton, Oregon – A 63-year-old cyclist was hit-and-killed by a car Thursday evening near Southridge High School in Beaverton. It was a 17-year-old student from the International School of Beaverton behind the wheel. The student stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. Witnesses say there was no way for the student to avoid hitting the woman. So far, no names have been released.
Police say the woman was walking her bike in between a bike path and Southwest 125th Avenue when she was struck by a car leaving the school just before 7pm last night.
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The 911 call came in at 6:45 p.m.
The deceased was not riding her bike but was walking with it. According to witnesses, she was going between the bike path and the roadway as she walked. The driver saw her walking her bike and then she was in front of his car, and there was nothing he could do to avoid striking her.
We are currently working an auto v Bike on SW 125th Ave at Southridge Highschool. The bicyclist has passed away due to the injuries sustained from this crash.
The deceased is an adult female 63 years of age.
The driver of the vehicle is a 17-year-old student from the International School of Beaverton who was leaving the school’s parking lot when he struck the bicyclist, and he is cooperating with the investigation.
It does not look to be criminal, and the Washington County Crash Reconstruction Team (CART) is on scene doing the diagram and assisting in the investigation, and this is standard with any fatal vehicle crash.
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